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Where should I go to qualify as a personal representative for an estate?

To the clerk’s office of the circuit court of the jurisdiction:

  • 1. where the deceased was last known to reside, if none, then
  • 2. where the deceased owned real estate, if none, then
  • 3. where the deceased died or had any estate

For persons residing in a nursing home/convalescent home, pursuant to 64.1-76 of the1950 Code of Virginia, as amended, the place of legal residence of such person shall be presumed to be the same as it was before such person became a patient. However, that presumption may be rebutted by competent evidence.

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