Domestic Relations

Uniform Law on Paternity

SECTION 15-8-5

§ 15-8-5. Limitations of recovery from father's estate.

(a) The obligation of the estate of the father for liabilities under §§ 15-8-1 – 15-8-26 are limited to those amounts accrued prior to his death. In order to hold the estate of the father liable under §§ 15-8-1 – 15-8-26, an action under the provisions of this chapter must have been commenced during the lifetime of the father.

(b) This section shall in no way limit the provisions of § 33-1-8, permitting the inheriting or transmitting inheritance by a child born out of wedlock.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1979, ch. 185, § 2; P.L. 1986, ch. 194, § 2.)