§ 8-9-10. Appointment and supervision of temporary custodians of decedents' estates.
Every probate court may appoint any suitable person or persons as custodian or custodians to have the charge and care of the real and personal property of deceased persons, the settlement of whose estates is within the jurisdiction of the court, until letters testamentary or of administration are granted; the court may require the custodians to give bond to the court, with or without surety or sureties, in its discretion; the court may also, in its discretion, authorize the custodians to sell any property that may come to their possession by virtue of the appointment, and to take any other action that the court may direct. The custodians shall in all things be subject to the control of the court and act under its direction, and shall receive a reasonable compensation out of the estate.
(C.P.A. 1905, § 722; G.L. 1909, ch. 307, § 2; G.L. 1923, ch. 358, § 2; GL. 1938, ch. 569, § 2; G.L. 1956, § 8-9-10; P.L. 2000, ch. 353, § 1; P.L. 2006, ch. 105, § 1; P.L. 2006, ch. 136, § 1.)