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SECTION 33-6-28

§ 33-6-28. Death or insolvency of beneficiary liable to contribution for debts.

When a person liable to contribute according to the provisions of §§ 33-6-25 to 33-6-27 is insolvent or unable to pay his or her just proportion of the contribution required, the other persons liable to contribute shall be severally liable for the loss occasioned by the insolvency, each one in proportion to the value of the property received by him or her from the estate of the deceased; and if a person so liable dies without having paid his or her proportion, his or her executors and administrators shall be liable therefor in like manner as if it had been his or her proper debt and to the extent to which he or she would have been liable if living.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 203, § 28; G.L. 1909, ch. 254, § 28; G.L. 1923, ch. 298, § 28; G.L. 1938, ch. 566, § 27; G.L. 1956, § 33-6-28.)