Fiduciaries' Emergency Act

SECTION 18-3-7

§ 18-3-7. Judicial approval of delegation.

(a) No delegation of any functions pursuant to the authority of § 18-3-3 shall become effective until the delegation has been authorized or approved, if the delegation is by a trustee, by the superior court of this state for the county within which the power of attorney may be recorded, or if the delegation is by a personal representative, by the probate court of the city or town in which the power of attorney may be recorded.

(b) The superior court and the several probate courts are authorized and empowered to approve or disapprove any delegation in their discretion, upon petition of the donor or donee thereof ex parte and without notice, or upon any reasonable notice that the court shall direct.

(c) A copy of any order granting the approval, certified by the clerk of the court granting the approval, shall be conclusive evidence in favor of a person dealing with the donee of the power of attorney that the power of attorney was validly given pursuant to this section and was operative and effective as of the date of the order.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1942, ch. 1140, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 18-3-7.)