Probate Practice and Procedure

Legacies, Devises, and Inheritance

SECTION 33-13-20

§ 33-13-20. Indemnity between heirs, next of kin, legatees, and devisees.

If, in consequence of insolvency, absence, or other cause, a person liable for a claim fails to pay his or her just proportion of the claim to the creditor, he or she shall be liable to indemnify all who pay more than their just proportion of the claim. This indemnity may be recovered at their election by all of them jointly, or in separate proceedings by one or more of them for his, hers, or their parts respectively.

History of Section.
(C.P.A. 1905, § 990; G.L. 1909, ch. 318, § 25; G.L. 1923, ch. 369, § 25; G.L. 1938, ch. 579, § 25; G.L. 1956, § 33-13-20.)