A letter of administration is granted by the court in inheritance cases where there is no executor or the originally appointed executor is unable to perform his duties properly, according to Legal Dictionary. This appoin... More » Government & Politics Law

A testamentary letter in a guardianship is a court-authored document granting authority to a guardian to handle the affairs of a minor or incapacitated person, according to attorney Ken LaMance for LegalMatch. This type ... More » Government & Politics Law

The Legal Dictionary states that the purpose of a preliminary hearing is to determine in a court of law whether there is substantial evidence to proceed with a criminal trial for someone charged with a felony. A prelimin... More » Government & Politics Law
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