2015 Connecticut General Statutes
Title 45a - Probate Courts and Procedure
Chapter 802b - Decedents’ Estates
Section 45a-316 - (Formerly Sec. 45-249c). Appointment of temporary administrator to hold and preserve estate.

CT Gen Stat § 45a-316 (2015) What's This?

Whenever, upon the application of a creditor or other person interested in the estate of a deceased person, it is found by the court of probate having jurisdiction of the estate that the granting of administration on the estate or the probating of the will of the deceased will be delayed, or that it is necessary for the protection of the estate of the deceased, the court may, with or without notice, appoint a temporary administrator to hold and preserve the estate until the appointment of an administrator or the probating of the will. The court shall require from such administrator a probate bond. If the court deems it more expedient, it may order any state marshal or constable to take possession of the estate until the appointment of an administrator or executor.

(1949 Rev., S. 6982; P.A. 80-476, S. 295; P.A. 96-202, S. 5; P.A. 00-99, S. 85, 154; P.A. 11-128, S. 18; P.A. 12-66, S. 12.)

History: P.A. 80-476 rephrased provisions; Sec. 45-197 transferred to Sec. 45-249c in 1981; Sec. 45-249c transferred to Sec. 45a-316 in 1991; P.A. 96-202 deleted references to “insolvent debtor”, “appointment of a trustee in insolvency”, “insolvent person” and “trustee”; P.A. 00-99 replaced reference to deputy sheriff with state marshal, effective December 1, 2000; P.A. 11-128 designated existing provisions as Subsec. (a) and added Subsec. (b) re appointment of temporary administrator to obtain financial or medical information re potential cause of action; P.A. 12-66 deleted former Subsec. (b) re appointment of temporary administrator to obtain financial or medical information re potential cause of action and made a conforming change, effective January 1, 2013.

Annotations to former section 45-197:

History discussed; action to adjudicate a claim which existed against deceased at time of his death cannot be maintained against temporary administrator; temporary administrators are not general representatives of the estate but emergency officers with but limited custodial duties and authority to care for and preserve the estate until an executor or general administrator is ascertained or appointed as its proper legal representative. 153 C. 52.

Cited. 16 CS 430.

Annotations to former section 45-249c:

Cited. 1 CA 535.

Read together with Secs. 45-249d(a) and 52-555, allows a temporary administrator to commence a wrongful death action. 40 CS 451.

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