§ 33-17-13. Order to principal on bond to exhibit condition of estate.
A surety, or any other person interested in a probate bond, may at any time make written application to the court for an order requiring the principal to exhibit fully before the court the condition of the estate held by him or her, so that it may be ascertained whether or not the estate is being properly managed; and thereupon the court shall cause reasonable notice of the application to be given to the principal on the bond, and if, upon hearing, the court shall find that the application is made in good faith, it shall make the order. If the principal shall refuse to obey the order, or if, upon obeying it, the court shall find that the estate is not being properly managed by him or her, it shall remove him or her and appoint a successor.
(C.P.A. 1905, § 1024; G.L. 1909, ch. 320, § 13; G.L. 1923, ch. 371, § 12; G.L. 1938, ch. 576, § 12; G.L. 1956, § 33-17-13.)