2021 Delaware Code
Title 12 - Decedents' Estates and Fiduciary Relations
Chapter 29. Apportionment of Estate Taxes [Effective Jan. 1, 2014, but See § 2914 of This Title for Future Applicability]
§ 2905. Jurisdiction of and proceedings in the Court of Chancery; petition, order, parties, hearings; appointment of guardians [Effective until Jan. 1, 2014, but see § 2914 of this title for future applicability].
(a) The Court of Chancery has jurisdiction and all power necessary to make the prorations and the orders directing the payment of amounts of tax contemplated by this chapter.
(b) Such jurisdiction may be invoked by petition filed in the Court of Chancery by an executor, administrator, temporary administrator, trustee or other person acting in a fiduciary capacity or any other person having such an interest as may in the judgment of the Court entitle such person to file such a petition.
(c) The Court of Chancery, upon making a determination as provided in § 2901 of this title, shall make a decree or order directing the executor, administrator or other fiduciary to charge the prorated amounts against the persons against whom the tax has been so prorated, insofar as such person is in possession of property or interests of such persons against whom such charge has been made, and summarily directing all other persons against whom the tax has been so prorated or who are in possession of property or interests of such persons to make payment of such prorated amounts to such executor, administrator or other fiduciary or to another person who has paid such tax.
(d) Every petition under subsection (b) of this section shall make all living interested persons parties defendant to the proceeding and they shall be summoned or otherwise notified as provided by the rules of the Court of Chancery relating to partition causes.
(e) The Court may appoint a guardian or guardians ad litem to represent the interests of persons who by reason of their minority or other cause are incompetent or of unborn or unascertainable persons who may have an interest in the estate.
(f) The Court may hear the cause upon oral testimony of witnesses or otherwise.46 Del. Laws, c. 119, § 1; 47 Del. Laws, c. 405, § 1; 12 Del. C. 1953, § 2905; 57 Del. Laws, c. 402, § 3; 70 Del Laws, c. 186,, § 1;