2021 Code of Alabama
Title 43 - Wills and Decedents' Estates.
Chapter 8 - Probate Code.
Article 3 - Intestate Succession.
Section 43-8-53 - Controversy as to Advancements - Contest of Answer.
Controversy as to advancements - Contest of answer.
Upon the rendition of the report or answer of the distributee or heir alleged to have received an advancement, or of his legal representatives or heirs, if deceased, if the executor or administrator, or any of the parties interested in such estate are not satisfied with the report or answer, on the ground that the same does not set forth all the property received or advanced, or does not set forth the true value of the property at the time it was received or advanced, or is not satisfied that the report or answer is true, then, in either case, such party may file objections thereto, stating the grounds of the objections, and the judge of probate must set a day, at such time as he may think proper, for hearing and determining, according to the evidence, as to the amount of property advanced, the time when advanced, and its value when received. He must give all the parties interested notice of such objections, and of the time set for hearing the same, by citation, if residents of this state, or if nonresidents, by publication in some newspaper published in the county, or if no paper is published in the county, then in one published in an adjoining county, once a week for three successive weeks.
(Code 1867, §1907; Code 1876, §2271; Code 1886, §1934; Code 1896, §1472; Code 1907, §3776; Code 1923, §7387; Code 1940, T. 16, §23; Code 1975, §43-3-38.)