Probate Practice and Procedure

Real Property of Decedents and Incompetents

SECTION 33-19-24

§ 33-19-24. Examination of sale proceedings – Recovery of damages.

Every executor, administrator, and guardian authorized to sell real estate by decree of court shall be required, upon application to the probate court by an heir, creditor, ward, or other person interested in the estate, to make answer, upon oath, as to all matters touching his or her compliance with the decree, as fully as he or she is liable, to account and be examined in reference to the personal estate. If there is any neglect or misconduct of the executor, administrator, or guardian in complying with the decree, or in making the sale under the decree, by which a person interested in the estate suffers damage, the person may recover damages for the neglect or misconduct on the probate bond or otherwise, as the case may require.

History of Section.
(C.P.A. 1905, § 757; G.L. 1909, ch. 308, § 24; G.L. 1923, ch. 359, § 24; G.L. 1938, ch. 570, § 24; G.L. 1956, § 33-19-24.)