What are Letters Testamentary?

In an Independent Administration (where there is a valid Will) Letters Testamentary are documents issued by a court giving notice to third parties that the executor has the authority to act on behalf of the estate and has been approved by the court. Letters Testamentary are only issued after filing an Application for Probate of Will and Issuance of Letters Testamentary. A hearing will be set to hear the application. After the court has approved the executor at the initial hearing and after the clerk has administered the Oath of Executor, Letters Testamentary will issue. The executor may then provide the estate’s creditors or debtors with these letters to put these entities on notice of the executor’s authority regarding the administration of the estate.

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