2005 California Probate Code Sections 9820-9823 REPRESENTATIVEPROBATE CODE
9820. The personal representative may: (a) Commence and maintain actions and proceedings for the benefit of the estate. (b) Defend actions and proceedings against the decedent, the personal representative, or the estate. 9822. The personal representative may bring an action on the bond of any former personal representative of the same estate, for the use and benefit of all interested persons. 9823. (a) If the decedent leaves an undivided interest in any property, an action for partition of the property may be brought against the personal representative. (b) The personal representative may bring an action against the other cotenants for partition of any property in which the decedent left an undivided interest.
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