2017 Indiana Code
TITLE 29. Probate
ARTICLE 1. PROBATE CODE
CHAPTER 14. Claims Against the Estate
29-1-14-13. Trial of claims; judgment; set-off or counterclaim
Sec. 13. The trial of a claim under this chapter shall be conducted as in ordinary civil cases, and if the finding is for the claimant the court shall allow the claim in full or in part, and costs, to be paid out of the assets of the estate under section 19 of this chapter. If the claim sued on is secured by a lien upon property of the deceased, the date and extent shall be ascertained and fixed by the finding and judgment. If the finding is in favor of the personal representative upon a set-off or counter-claim, judgment shall be rendered thereon as in ordinary cases. If a set-off or counter-claim is pleaded, and the claim is afterward dismissed, the personal representative may nevertheless proceed to trial and judgment on the set-off or counter-claim.
Formerly: Acts 1953, c.112, s.1413. As amended by P.L.118-1997, SEC.21.