In Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, the probate courts often act as administrators of
estates. Their authority to so act is found in the laws of their country, and they
cannot produce letters of administration or similar documents.
A statement by the court that it is administering the estate is sufficient evidence
The authority to so act is vested in the court rather than in the indivdiual assigned
to the court. A reassignment of judges does not invalidate a claim
Checks should be issued to the court rather than to the individual assigned to the
EXAMPLE:Olso Probate Court, administrator of estate of Hans Hansen.