2017 Indiana Code
TITLE 29. Probate
ARTICLE 1. PROBATE CODE
CHAPTER 14. Claims Against the Estate
29-1-14-19. Payment of claims; bond or security of creditor; report of insolvency
Sec. 19. (a) The personal representative at any time shall pay the claims as the court shall order if the claims are filed within three (3) months after the date of the first published notice to creditors or the period allowed under IC 29-1-7-7, if applicable, and the court may require bond or security to be given by the creditor to refund such part of such payment as may be necessary to make payment in accordance with this title.
(b) Prior to the expiration of three (3) months after the date of the first published notice to creditors or the period allowed under IC 29-1-7-7, the personal representative, if the estate clearly is solvent, may pay any claims that the personal representative believes are just and correct, whether or not the claims have been filed. The personal representative may require bond or security to be given by the creditor to refund any part of the payment as the court may subsequently order. The personal representative, following all such payments, shall include them in the personal representative's next account and they shall be considered proper payments under this title if they are approved by the court as a part of the account.
(c) Upon the expiration of three (3) months after the date of the first published notice to creditors or the period allowed under IC 29-1-7-7 and the final adjudication of all claims filed against the estate, the personal representative shall proceed to pay the claims that have been allowed against the estate in accordance with this title that the personal representative has not paid.
(d) If it appears at any time that the estate is or may be insolvent, that there are insufficient funds on hand, or that there is other good or sufficient cause, the personal representative may report that fact to the court and apply for any necessary order.
Formerly: Acts 1953, c.112, s.1419; Acts 1975, P.L.288, SEC.27. As amended by P.L.154-1990, SEC.11; P.L.118-1997, SEC.23; P.L.252-2001, SEC.22.