[Text of section added by 2008, 521, Sec. 9 effective January 2, 2012. See 2008, 521, Sec. 44 as amended by 2010, 409, Sec. 23.]
Section 3-103. [Necessity of Appointment for Administration.]
Except as otherwise provided in article IV, to acquire the powers and undertake the duties and liabilities of a personal representative of a decedent, a person shall be appointed by order of the court or a magistrate, qualify and be issued letters. Administration of an estate is commenced by the issuance of letters.