Probate Practice and Procedure

Legacies, Devises, and Inheritance

SECTION 33-13-19

§ 33-13-19. Liability to creditor for amount payable by insolvent heir, devisee or other – Restriction to amount received from estate.

If an heir, devisee or other person who was originally liable with others for the claim is insolvent, unable to pay his or her proportion thereof, or beyond reach of process, the others shall be liable to the creditor for the whole amount of his or her claim; but no one shall be compelled to pay more than the amount received by him or her from the estate of the deceased.

History of Section.
(C.P.A. 1905, § 989; G.L. 1909, ch. 318, § 24; G.L. 1923, ch. 369, § 24; G.L. 1938, ch. 579, § 24; G.L. 1956, § 33-13-19.)