Probate Practice and Procedure

Collection and Management of Decedents' Estates

SECTION 33-9-27

§ 33-9-27. Personal liability of executor or administrator for debts of estate.

No executor or administrator, except an executor in his or her own wrong, shall be holden to bail upon mesne process, nor shall his or her property be attached, nor his or her person arrested, nor his or her person or property taken on execution, for the debts or legacies of the testator or intestate, except upon suggestion of waste as provided in § 33-9-28; but in such suits the writs of attachment and execution shall run against the goods, chattels, rights, and credits of the deceased only in the hands of the executor or administrator.

History of Section.
(C.P.A. 1905, § 991; G.L. 1909, ch. 318, § 26; G.L. 1923, ch. 369, § 26; G.L. 1938, ch. 579, § 26; G.L. 1956, § 33-9-27.)