Probate Practice and Procedure

Payment of Decedents' Debts and Charges

SECTION 33-12-1

§ 33-12-1. Estate chargeable with debts.

The estate, real and personal, of every deceased person shall be chargeable with the expenses of administration, including allowances to widow and family, the funeral charges of the deceased, including the cost of a place of burial, if necessary, and the payment of his or her debts; and the same shall be paid by the executor or administrator out of the estate, so far as the same shall be sufficient therefor.

History of Section.
(C.P.A. 1905, § 966; G.L. 1909, ch. 318, § 1; G.L. 1923, ch. 369, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 579, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 33-12-1.)