2020 Delaware Code
Title 12 - Decedents' Estates and Fiduciary Relations
Chapter 15. Letters Testamentary and Letters of Administration
Subchapter II. Bond
§ 1525 Conditions.

Universal Citation: 12 DE Code § 1525. (2020)
§ 1525. Conditions.

(a) The following requirements and provisions apply to any bond required by this subchapter:

(1) Bonds shall name the State as obligee for the benefit of the persons interested in the estate including without limitation the legatees, devisees and other beneficiaries thereof, and shall be conditioned upon the faithful discharge by the fiduciary of all duties according to law;

(2) Unless otherwise provided by the terms of the approved bond, sureties are jointly and severally liable with the personal representative and with each other. The address of sureties shall be stated in the bond;

(3) By executing an approved bond of a personal representative, the surety consents to the jurisdiction of the Court of Chancery in any proceedings pertaining to the fiduciary duties of the personal representative and naming the surety as a party. Notice of any proceedings shall be delivered to the surety or mailed to the surety by registered or certified mail at the surety's address as listed with the Register of Wills where the bond is filed;

(4) On petition of a successor personal representative, any other personal representative of the same decedent or any interested person, a proceeding in the Court may be initiated by a surety for breach of the obligation of the bond of the personal representative;

(5) The bond of the personal representative is not void after the first recovery but may be proceeded against from time to time until the whole penalty is exhausted.

(b) No action or proceeding may be commenced against the surety on any matter as to which an action or proceeding against the primary obligator is barred by adjudication or limitation.

63 Del. Laws, c. 282, § 1;  70 Del. Laws, c. 186, § 1; 
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