Estate administration is the job of gathering the assets of the person deceased, paying the debts and distributing the estate to the persons entitled by will or the intestate succession legislation. Often the personal representative [PR] will be a family member who may have no previous experience of such a job and will also be dealing with the death of a family member at the same time. Surveys have found that the job of a PR is not well understood and there is little information available to help. This Report for Discussion proposes key changes to improve the process of estate administration in Alberta and invites your comments on the proposals.