California Code, Probate Code - PROB CA PROBATE § 58

(a) “Personal representative” means executor, administrator, administrator with the will annexed, special administrator, successor personal representative, public administrator acting pursuant to Section 7660 , or a person who performs substantially the same function under the law of another jurisdiction governing the person's status.

(b) “General personal representative” excludes a special administrator unless the special administrator has the powers, duties, and obligations of a general personal representative under Section 8545 .


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