CCP 3396     


Art. 3396.  Definitions

In this Chapter:

(1)  "Independent administration" means the administration of an estate in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter.

(2)  "Independent administrator" means the succession representative authorized by the court to administer a succession in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter.  The term "independent administrator" means and includes "independent executor".

(3)  "Independent executor" means and includes an independent administrator.

(4)  "Letters of independent administration" means letters testamentary or letters of administration that signify that the administration of a succession by the designated succession representative is authorized pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter.  The term "letters of independent administration" includes "letters of independent executorship", and the term "letters of independent executorship" includes "letters of independent administration".  Such letters have the same force and effect as letters of administration or letters testamentary in a succession that is administered in accordance with the other provisions of this Book.

Acts 2001, No. 974, §1.