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Demystifying Probate & The Role Of The Personal Representative

What are the responsibilities of a personal representative in probate.

When creating a last will and testament (commonly known as a will), one of your most important considerations is who to choose to serve as the Personal Representative (also called an “executor” in some states and commonly abbreviated as “PR” in Arizona) of your estate. 

The role of the Personal Representative (“PR”) is to personally represent the estate in executing the instructions you provide in your will. You may give your chosen PR some discretionary powers in determining how your assets (money and property) are to be distributed, but they have limited latitude to make independent decisions. Any deviation from their specified powers could cause a conflict in your estate that leads to legal consequences. 

To avoid any unnecessary complications in the settling of your affairs, take care to avoid ambiguous or unclear language in your will. If there are any doubts about your last wishes, the Personal Representative and beneficiaries may wish to consult with an estate planning lawyer to discuss next steps. 

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What Happens With Your Will When You Die

Upon the death of the testator —the person who made the will—probate will be opened if the testator died owning accounts or property in their sole name and without a properly completed beneficiary designation form. 

Probate is the court-supervised process in which the testator’s will is validated and administered. The person named as Personal Representative in the will initiates and carries out the probate process. The probate process can vary slightly from state to state, but generally unfolds in the following manner: 

  • The death certificate is filed with the court.
  • The testator’s will is submitted to the court and confirmed as valid.
  • A petition to initiate probate is filed. 
  • The court gives the Personal Representative permission to gather, evaluate, and manage the testator’s assets.
  • The Personal Representative contacts beneficiaries to inform them that probate has commenced.
  • Lists of the deceased’s assets, debts, bills, and taxes are compiled and submitted to the court.
  • The testator’s outstanding debts and taxes are paid from the testator’s assets.
  • The remaining assets are distributed to the beneficiaries.
  • The estate is closed and probate ends.

These steps imply that the decedent has, in fact, left a will. Dying without a will—known as dying intestate —entails much greater court involvement. The court appoints a Personal Representative and may be required to identify heirs and determines who gets what. Dying intestate can even empower the state to choose the guardian of your minor children. 

It may not be possible to avoid probate completely (e.g., if a guardian appointment is required for a minor child; if the Personal Representative must represent the decedent in a pending or new lawsuit; or if the decedent died with assets solely in their name and without a designated beneficiary). Probate duration and costs, however, can be reduced through careful estate planning. 

Responsibilities Of The Personal Representative

The Personal Representative named in a will is responsible for carrying out the testator’s final wishes. The PR is a liaison between the probate estate and the probate court, as well as between the probate estate and the beneficiaries. Their duties include locating and valuing assets of the estate, paying debts, and distributing assets to beneficiaries in accordance with instructions in the will. 

The Personal Representative owes a fiduciary duty to the estate and its beneficiaries that compels them to act in the best interests of both. Because a Personal Representative may also be a beneficiary of the estate, their actions may be scrutinized to ensure they are acting fairly and legally. 

When a Personal Representative Can Use Discretion

The Personal Representative must, to the best of their ability, carry out the directions expressly stated in the testator’s will. They cannot make changes to the will, but there are cases where the PR can use discretion when settling an estate. The testator might explicitly give discretion to the PR, or the need to exercise discretion may arise due to ambiguity in the will, as in the following examples: 

  • The will gives the Personal Representative wide latitude to decide when to sell the testator’s property.
  • The will allows the Personal Representative to decide whether to convert assets to cash prior to distribution. 
  • The will states that “reasonable and necessary” repairs must be made to the testator’s home prior to its sale or distribution (words such as “reasonable” or “necessary” may be too vague and leave the Personal Representative confused about how to proceed).

If the will is unclear, the Personal Representative should seek clarification from the court to assist with interpretation. Anyone with a stake in the estate may also raise a legal challenge against the PR (such as asking for the PR to be removed, or even bringing litigation claims against the PR). 

When a gray area exists within the provisions of the will and the Personal Representative acts in good faith and within the scope of their power and duties, the court may uphold their actions. A petition to remove a Personal Representative or a lawsuit against the PR for breach of fiduciary duty will only succeed if there is evidence of misconduct, such as the PR explicitly going against the will or estate’s interests, acting in their own best interest, or withholding an intended gift from a beneficiary.

Beneficiary Agreements To Change a Distribution

While the Personal Representative and beneficiaries cannot rewrite a testator’s will after the testator has died, the beneficiaries may be able to mutually agree to modify what they receive from the estate. 

Making changes to distributions can be done using a document known as a nonjudicial settlement agreement . A nonjudicial settlement agreement is a contract that may be used whenever the beneficiaries agree that asset distribution should be different than what the will stipulates, including in these situations: 

  • As a strategy to minimize a beneficiary’s inheritance tax
  • When the family wants to balance out unequal distributions among all beneficiaries 
  • To settle disputes about the distribution of assets

A nonjudicial settlement agreement can be a way to resolve a loved one’s legal challenge to the will. The court should respect this agreement if it meets applicable legal requirements. However, before signing an agreement to change the provisions of the will, the beneficiaries should consult with a probate attorney so they understand whether this type of agreement is legally recognized in their jurisdiction, along with what the implications and potential consequences would be. 

Legal Guidance For Personal Representatives & Other Family Members

In addition to assisting with a nonjudicial settlement agreement, there are many issues related to probate that might require attorney assistance. 

Personal Representatives, beneficiaries, and anyone who feels they have been treated unfairly in a will may need to consult with a probate attorney about interpreting and administering the will, determining their rights and duties under state probate law, and potentially challenging the will in court. In addition, when creating your will, it is crucial that you set out your intentions in a way that minimizes the potential for conflict among everyone involved. 

Get legal help with Gunderson Law Group on a will or probate issue: contact us and schedule a consultation. 

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How is a Personal Representative of an Estate Appointed?

August 30, 2010 by Rania Combs

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  • A personal representative can be appointed by a will of a testator, who designates one or more people to serve as Executor.
  • The beneficiaries under  a will can choose someone as personal representative if the decedent died intestate (without a valid will), the will does not name an Executor, or the Executor named in the will is unable or unwilling to serve as personal representative.
  • A court can appoint a personal representative if the beneficiaries under a will cannot agree on a personal representative.

The appointment of a personal representative by the testator or by agreement of the heirs or beneficiaries is not effective unless and until an order is signed by the court.

The court order serves as the official appointment and allows the personal representative to receive letters testamentary or letters of administration from the clerk in order to proceed with the administration of the estate.

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You've been appointed Personal Representative of a loved one's estate. What does that mean and what are your duties?

August 14, 2019 by Aita Law

To be appointed the Personal Representative of someone’s estate can often be seen as an overwhelming obligation, especially if you know nothing about what the appointment entails. Yet, in reality it is really not all that difficult and it gives you the opportunity to honor the deceased person by ensuring that their wishes are carried out as reflected in their Will.

SO WHAT IS A PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE? A Personal Representative is an individual whom another has trusted upon their death to oversee their money and property. A PR is usually nominated in the Decedent’s Will and is the person, once appointed by a court, responsible to settle the Decedent's financial affairs and to distribute property in accordance with their Will or if there is no Will, then by right of representation under state law. The Personal Representative also has a duty to make sure that all of this is done in an efficient, economical, and timely manner.

WHAT ARE THE PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE'S DUTIES As the PR, the following are basic duties required by law:

* Accounting for and collecting the assets of the estate * Overseeing the estate assets during the probate process * Disbursing funds for bills or creditors of the estate and taxes * Distribution to heirs or beneficiaries of the estate

Satisfying these duties and taking into account the statutory requisites and deadlines will help ensure you are managing the estate correctly. In essence, the PR is a manager who ensures that any outstanding and legally required debts are timely paid, who gathers all of the estate assets and distributes them in accordance with a Will, or if there is no Will, in accordance with state law.

COLLECT ALL DOCUMENTS. A Decedent’s Will should convey their wishes regarding how their property should be distributed. However, some property may pass outside the person’s estate and consequently may not be subject to their Will. The first step is to ascertain if the Decedent had other documents that legally control the distribution of their assets, such as specific beneficiary designations on retirement accounts, life insurance policies, and brokerage accounts. Consider the following documents which may assist estate administration:

* Safety deposit box keys and contract * Trust documents * Birth, marriage, death, and divorce documents * Life insurance * Bank statements, checks, account statements, stocks and bond certificates * Retirement, 401k or pension statements * Mortgage, titles, deeds, and leases * Vehicle titles or loans * Business documents, LLC, or corporation documents * Health insurance policies * Any unpaid bills or outstanding debts

Any of these documents can affect how the person’s estate is administered or in what way specific assets are to be managed. Of course, if you are not sure you should always obtain legal advice and direction from a lawyer who has experience in this area

KEEP GOOD RECORDS. First, do not take any action until you have been appointed by a court to act as the PR. Simply being named in a Will is not enough; there must be a court order and the Clerk of the Court must issue Letters of Administration (if the Decedent died without a Will) or Letters Testamentary (if the Decedent died with a Will) before you have the authority to take any action.

Once appointed, we recommend you set up an accounting system at the outset and ensure that all records of any financial transactions regarding the estate are presented and recorded. There are several software programs or you can simply use a check book. Whether on a computer or simply by paper and pen, you should maintain a detailed record of any bills you pay or any creditor’s claims that are received by the estate which you are legally obligated to pay. Not all claims are valid, and when in doubt, make sure you have the advice of an experienced lawyer.

In Washington and Idaho, a formal inventory is no longer required to be filed with the court, but any heir can request one. As a result, we recommend you prepare a written inventory of all the estate’s major assets including the liabilities of the estate that will need to be determined during the probate process. A detailed report listing every knife, fork, and spoon is not required, but at the very least some of the major assets should be covered.

Finally, you may be eligible for compensation while carrying out your duties as PR. This determination and the amount of compensation should be established before you begin. If in doubt, seek and obtain a court order with notice to all of the heirs to avoid any problems or misunderstandings later on. Also ensure you keep a detailed record of the time spent working on the administration of the estate.

PROTECT AGAINST LIABILITY. As the PR, you are accountable to the heirs or beneficiaries for any mismanagement of the assets of the estate. Circumstances in which a PR could be found liable include:

* Failing to use reasonable care in handling the assets and property of the estate * Negligently or deliberately using funds from the estate * Failure to abide by the Will or perform other deeds that breach your fiduciary duty * Negligently or deliberately neglecting to perform tasks required of a PR

As the PR, you are responsible for handling the estate until it is completely distributed and the estate is formally closed. The terms of what is or isn’t allowed may be specified by the probate code or by the Decedent’s Will. To ensure you are properly managing the Decedent’s estate and fulfilling your duties as PR, you should always feel free to contact us.

HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR DUTIES AS PR IN WASHINGTON OR IDAHO? We can help navigate you through this process so that estate administration is straightforward, effective, and can be resolved promptly and appropriately. To learn more about the services we offer throughout all of Washington and Idaho, or to schedule a consultation, please call us at 253.858.5434.

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Personal representative's deeds and what a purchaser should know.

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A Personal Representative’s Deed is the form of deed commonly used in connection with the sale of real property owned by an estate. Unlike a Statutory Warranty Deed, which provides a purchaser certain warranties of title, a Personal Representative’s Deed conveys title to the real property without any warranties of title. The Personal Representative’s Deed is used because the personal representative did not personally own the real property and lacks knowledge to make warranties commonly granted when conveying real property. It is important that a purchaser taking title by a Personal Representative’s Deed perform a thorough title search and obtain adequate title insurance to protect against any deficiencies in the title to the property.

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What’s a personal representative deed: what you need to know.

  • June 12, 2023

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When a person passes away, their property and assets must be used to pay valid debts and taxes, and then any remainder is distributed to their heirs according to their wishes or state laws. That’s where a personal representative deed comes in. But what’s a personal representative deed? It is a legal document that allows the personal representative of the deceased’s estate to transfer real property (like a house or land) to the purchaser of the property or to the rightful heirs. Understanding this document is important for anyone involved in the probate process.

What’s a personal representative deed?

A personal representative deed is a legal document that allows the personal representative of a deceased person’s estate to transfer real property . The real property may be sold to pay creditors . (This may happen if an estate is insolvent. ) Or the personal representative may transfer the property to heirs or according to the deceased person’s will .  The personal representative is responsible for ensuring that the property is transferred to the correct persons according to state laws and the wishes of the deceased.

Who can be a personal representative?

A personal representative , also known as an executor, is typically named in the deceased person’s will. If there is no will, the court will appoint a personal representative according to state law. In Arizona, A.R.S. Section 14-3203 provides guidelines for how a personal representative is chosen. The personal representative should be someone who is trustworthy, organized, and able to handle the responsibilities of managing the deceased person’s estate. This can include tasks such as paying off debts, distributing assets, and filing taxes. Note that the personal representative can be held liable for any mistakes or mismanagement of the estate, so it’s important to choose someone who is capable and responsible.

How is a personal representative deed executed?

A personal representative deed is executed by the personal representative of the deceased person’s estate. The personal representative must have legal authority to act on behalf of the estate, which is typically granted through a court order. The deed must be signed by the personal representative and notarized. It should also include a legal description of the property being transferred and the names of the heirs who will receive the property. Once the deed is executed, it must be recorded with the county where the property is located to make the transfer official.

Here is a sample Arizona personal representative deed.

How does a personal representative deed differ from a will?

A personal representative deed and a will serve different purposes. A will is a legal document that outlines how a person’s assets should be distributed after their death. It can also name a personal representative to oversee the distribution of assets. A personal representative deed, on the other hand, is a legal document that specifically transfers property from a deceased person to their heirs. It is important to have both a will in place to ensure that all assets are distributed according to the deceased person’s wishes. Then a personal representative deed can distribute those assets as appropriate.

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Whether you’re an executor, heir, or concerned party, our experienced law firm help you through the intricacies of estate administration, from initiating the probate process to distributing assets and resolving disputes. With our team of experienced legal team, we will empower you to navigate legal hurdles, understand the intricacies of wills and trusts, and ensure a smooth probate process. Don’t let the complexities overwhelm you – call us today at 602-443-4888 . We’re here to help!

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When a loved one has passed away, an estate may be subject to the probate process in Colorado. During probate, assets in the decedent’s estate are distributed. A personal representative’s deed is a type of deed that transfers real property out of an estate. 

Many people will try to sell property after someone dies, but Colorado law does not allow them to sell. This is because they do not have Letters. Through the probate process, a personal representative is officially appointed by the court, and they receive Letters of Administration (if there is no Will) or Letters Testamentary (if there is a Will). These Letters tell financial institutions, realtors, creditors, etc., that they are the only one with the authority to act on behalf of the estate. After receiving Letters during the probate process, the personal representative has the authority to sell the property on behalf of the decedent’s estate. 

What if the Personal Representative is Receiving the Property? 

Oftentimes, the personal representative also happens to be the beneficiary of the decedent’s property. This means the property needs to be transferred from the decedent’s estate to the personal representative. As mentioned above, typically all the personal representative needs to transfer property are their Letters. However, when it comes to transferring property into their own name, the personal representative needs to get court approval. In Colorado, the probate court must grant an order approving the transfer of the real property into the personal representative’s name. This is an extra step to ensure the personal representative is not acting in their own self-interest but is transferring the property in accordance with the will or Colorado’s intestacy statute.

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Dealing with someone’s death can be very difficult. Having a personal representative’s deed is an important step in administering an estate and it is a very specific type of deed that should be drafted by an experienced Colorado probate attorney. If the deed is not done properly, it can cause problems for the personal representative, the buyer, and the decedent’s estate. 

Schedule a probate advisory meeting with one of our experienced probate attorneys to learn more about personal representative’s deeds and the probate process! If you would like to learn more about probate and estate planning in Colorado, check out our blog .

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What is a Personal Representative’s Deed?

A personal representative’s deed, or PR Deed, can be useful for those selling the real estate property of someone who has passed on. The personal representative’s deed is an estate planning tool that names the executor of the estate with powers to transfer titles for real estate property. It is then the personal representative’s duty and legal authority to transfer the legal title of the deceased real estate owner to a new party or buyer.

A PR Deed is a specific legal document and should be drafted only by an experienced probate lawyer or  estate planning attorney . Errors in the personal representative deed documents could result in headaches and heartaches for all those involved.

WHAT ARE THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF A PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE?

It should be considered an honor to be appointed or named in a will as a loved one’s personal representative, and there is even usually a payment for the role they play. However the being personal representatives of a loved one , is a big responsibility and requires a lot of time and effort put into a short amount of time. Some of this work may require dealing with beneficiaries who are fighting over who gets a bigger piece of the estate’s pie.

The individual to be named as a personal representative cannot be a minor and, typically, the person also cannot be a convicted felon.

WHEN SHOULD A PR DEED BE DRAFTED?

There is no such thing as too early to begin estate planning. But it can sometimes be too late. So, with that being said, it is important to begin estate planning sooner rather than several years later. The personal representative’s deed is just one element that goes into a strong estate plan, but there are many others.

To ensure that your estate is effectively managed and protected, it is important to work with an attorney experienced in estate plans and drafting PR Deeds. Not every estate planning tool is right for every person’s estate, and all pros and cons must be considered carefully. With the legal guidance of your lawyer, you should be able to draft a strong Colorado personal representative deed so that your real estate is properly tended to after you’re gone.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND A TRUSTEE?

Both the trustee and the personal representative are fiduciaries entrusted with acting in the legal and financial best interests of the estate and its beneficiaries. The responsibilities for each role begin to diverge from there. The personal representative’s duty is to see to the transfer of title for an estate after the estate owner’s passing and tends to matters dealing with probate court. The trustee, meanwhile, sees to the everyday management and distribution of assets owned by the deceased person’s estate. In each case, both the personal representative and the trustee can be an individual or an institution . They are usually held to other requirements, though, which may vary from state to state. Regardless of what state they operate in, they are expected to act in the best interests of the beneficiaries at all times. Contact our law firm today at (720) 420-1039 to learn more about how we can help you with your personal representative’s deeds situation.

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What is a Personal Representative’s Deed?

  • November 21, 2016
  • by Michael Smeenk

When someone dies owning an interest in real estate, the legal instrument used to convey the property is a Personal Representative’s Deed.  In the deed, the Personal Representative (“PR”) of the estate transfers the deceased owner’s interest to either a third-party buyer or an estate beneficiary.

Does a Personal Representative’s Deed Require a Probate Administration?

Yes.  In order for someone to have the legal authority to transfer title to real estate that was owned by a party who died, there must be a probate administration .  When a probate administration is opened, a Personal Representative is appointed by a court to administer the estate.  Even if the decedent had a will that nominated a PR, a probate administration must be opened so the PR nominated in the will is formally authorized by the court.

The document issued by the court that demonstrates the PR’s appointment is the Letters Testamentary (if the decedent died with a will) or Letters of Administration (if there was no will).  The Letters show that the person who signs the deed on behalf of the estate has the legal authority to do so.  The Letters must be recorded before any deed from an estate will be recognized as valid.

Is a Personal Representative’s Deed always necessary when someone dies owning real estate?

No .  A PR’s Deed is only necessary if someone died owning an interest in real estate that did not pass some other way upon death.

For instance, if someone dies owning real estate as joint tenants with other owners, their interest automatically passes to the surviving joint tenant owners upon death.  Similarly, if someone dies owning real estate with a beneficiary deed   in place, the owner’s interest passes by law to the designated beneficiary.

  Who Prepares Personal Representative’s Deeds?

When a Colorado property is sold from an estate to a third party buyer, a title company is typically used to close the sale.  The vast majority of title companies in Colorado will not prepare Personal Representative’s deeds and instead require that the deed be prepared by a licensed Colorado attorney.  Our law firm regularly prepares PR deeds for estates, whether or not we represent the PR during the course of the full estate administration.  However, some title companies will allow the PR to prepare their own deed.  The best practice is to check with the title company handling closing as to their specific closing requirements as early as possible.

PR deeds of distribution to estate beneficiaries where no title company is involved do not necessarily require attorney involvement.  However . . .

A word of caution about distributions to estate beneficiaries via Personal Representative’s Deed.

Unless the applicable statutes of limitations have run, a court order must be obtained that supports and confirms the deed of distribution in order to vest full and merchantable title in the hands of an estate beneficiary.[1]  A court order is necessary due to the possibility that other parties may have claims against the estate that proceeds from the sale of the property are necessary to satisfy.  In other words, a Personal Representative may not distribute estate assets in order to frustrate creditors or other claimants and say that there are no remaining resources in the estate to satisfy the claim.  The applicable statute of limitations where no court order would be necessary is the later of: (i) one year after the date of the deed to the beneficiary, or (ii) three years after the date of the decedent’s death.[2]

If a PR is planning to distribute real estate held by an estate to a beneficiary who intends to sell the property relatively quickly, the PR should obtain a court order approving the distribution.  Otherwise, the title company handling closing will not insure title when the beneficiary attempts to sell to the end buyer.  Our firm assists PRs with obtaining these types of court orders.

Please contact me if you need assistance with preparing a Personal Representative’s Deed or any other component of a probate estate administration.

[1] Colorado Real Estate Title Standard 11.1.7(A)

[2 ] C.R.S. § 15-12-1006(1)(b)

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    cutors or Administrators wish to assign a policy to one beneficiary.In this document the Legal Personal Representatives, Executors or Adm. nistrators will be the assignor(s) and the beneficiary the assignee.Prudential International. Assurance plc, cannot accept responsibility for the use of this form. Whe.

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    Y. I. The Trustees wish to irrevocably assign the following policy/segment(s) issued by Prudential Assurance Company, and/or one or more of the other companies within the M&G plc Group and all benefits thereunder to the Assignee: aturesThe parties to this Draft Deed declare as follows:The Trustees. e the owners of the Policy, as Trustees under ...

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    D. Delivery of a copy of this Deed to RL360 shall constitute the filing of notice of the assignment of the said plan with the full benefit thereof in the manner required by the conditions of the plan. E. The Assignor(s) and Assignee(s) have taken appropriate legal advice to the electiveness of this deed. This deed witnesses as follows: 1.

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  9. Specimen Deed of Assignment

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  11. PDF Deed to Assign Policies From Trustees to a Beneficiary

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  12. PDF Deed of Assignment

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    Deed of assignment: NIPB100031706 11/2023 Page 3 of 4 Absolute Deed of Assignment: 1. With this Deed, the Assignors assign the Policy described above and all due money and benefits receivable from it to the Assignee and his/her executors and administrators. Executed as a Deed in the presence of the Witness on the day and year mentioned above.

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  22. What is a Personal Representative's Deed?

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