2019 Delaware Code
Title 12 - Decedents' Estates and Fiduciary Relations
Chapter 15. Letters Testamentary and Letters of Administration
Subchapter III Death, Removal or Discharge of Executor or Administrator
§ 1547 Discharge of executor or administrator upon petition; procedure; appeal.

Universal Citation: 12 DE Code § 1547 (2019)

(a) An executor or administrator may, by petition to the Court of Chancery, apply to be discharged from the office of executor or administrator. Upon such petition and upon it appearing to the Court that the discharge of the executor or administrator will be for the benefit of the parties interested in the estate of the deceased, the Court may grant such discharge and revoke the letters testamentary or of administration, upon such terms and conditions as the Court deems necessary for the security of the estate of the decedent. Notice of such application and of the time and place of hearing the same shall be given to parties interested, by citation served on such as reside within this State, and as to nonresident parties by such publication as the Court directs.

(b) The provisions of law relating to the acts of a removed executor or administrator, the delivery of unadministered effects, books and papers, the remedies for enforcing such delivery and the apportionment of commissions and the fees of the Register of Wills in the proceedings for the removal of an executor or administrator, shall apply to the case of an executor or administrator discharged under this section.

(c) The Court of Chancery may make any order upon a discharged executor or administrator which may be necessary to carry into effect this section, and may enforce such order by attachment, sequestration or any other process.

12 Del. Laws, c. 304, §§ 1-4; Code 1915, § 3403; Code 1935, § 3866; 12 Del. C. 1953, § 1547; 49 Del. Laws, c. 220, § 10; 59 Del. Laws, c. 384, § 1; 70 Del. Laws, c. 186, § 1.

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