TITLE 33
Probate practice and procedure

CHAPTER 33-13
Legacies, Devises, and Inheritance

SECTION 33-13-9


§ 33-13-9 Action for recovery of legacy – Action to preserve lien or charge upon real estate.

(a) A legatee may recover his or her legacy in a civil action; but no action shall be brought for recovery against an executor or administrator with the will annexed, for the recovery of a legacy, until the executor or administrator has filed a statement of the legacies to be paid under the provisions of § 33-13-6 or failed to comply with the provisions of § 33-13-6.

(b) All actions to impress and preserve a lien or charge upon real estate based upon a will duly proven after May 28, 1959, wherein real estate is subject to a lien or charge expressed or implied, shall be commenced and sued within six (6) years from the date the will is proven or the right accrues and not later; and all actions to impress and preserve a lien or charge upon real estate based upon a will duly proven prior to May 28, 1959, wherein real estate is subject to a lien or charge expressed or implied, shall be commenced and sued within six (6) years from May 28, 1959, or if on the effective date the right to sue shall not have accrued, then within six (6) years of the time when the right to sue shall have accrued, and not later; and in any event any such lien or charge shall be wholly lost unless notice of the suit shall be filed in the land records of the city or town where the real estate lies within ten (10) days of the commencement of the suit.

History of Section.
(C.P.A. 1905, § 977; G.L. 1909, ch. 318, § 12; G.L. 1923, ch. 369, § 12; G.L. 1938, ch. 579, § 12; G.L. 1956, § 33-13-9; P.L. 1959, ch. 115, § 1.)