TITLE 33
Probate practice and procedure

CHAPTER 33-11
Claims Against Decedents' Estates

SECTION 33-11-16


§ 33-11-16 Probate court determination of disallowed claims against solvent estate.

If the estate is solvent, the personal representative, claimant or an interested party may request that the probate court determine the disallowed claim by petition filed within twenty (20) days of the disallowance. If no such request is timely made or if the probate court in its sole discretion finds that pleading, discovery and trial of the issues presented would be more efficiently presented in the district or superior court depending upon the amount in controversy, the disallowance shall be affirmed by order of the probate court and the claimant shall bring civil action on the disallowed claim pursuant to § 33-11-48 within thirty (30) days of the entry thereof or said claim shall be forever barred.

History of Section.
(C.P.A. 1905, § 888; G.L. 1909, ch. 314, § 8; G.L. 1923, ch. 365, § 8; G.L. 1938, ch. 578, § 8; G.L. 1956, § 33-11-16; P.L. 1996, ch. 110, § 5; P.L. 2000, ch. 427, § 2; P.L. 2008, ch. 307, § 2.)