2017 Indiana Code
TITLE 29. Probate
CHAPTER 14. Claims Against the Estate
29-1-14-8. Contingent claims; liability of distributees; contribution

Universal Citation: IN Code § 29-1-14-8 (2017)
IC 29-1-14-8 Contingent claims; liability of distributees; contribution

     Sec. 8. If a contingent claim shall have been filed and allowed against an estate, and all the assets of the estate including the fund, if any, set apart for the payment thereof, shall have been distributed, and the claim shall thereafter become absolute, the creditor shall have the right to recover thereon in the court having probate jurisdiction against those distributees whose distributive shares have been increased by reason of the fact that the amount of said claim as finally determined was not paid out prior to final distribution, provided an action therefor shall be commenced within three (3) months after the claim becomes absolute. Such distributees shall be jointly and severally liable, but no distributee shall be liable for an amount exceeding the amount of the estate or fund so distributed to him. If more than one (1) distributee is liable to the creditor, the distributee shall make all distributees who can be reached by process parties to the action. By its judgment the court shall determine the amount of the liability of each of the defendants as between themselves, but if any be insolvent or unable to pay his proportion, or beyond the reach of process, the others, to the extent of their respective liabilities, shall nevertheless be liable to the creditor for the whole amount of the debt. If any person liable for the debt fails to pay the person's just proportion to the creditor, the person shall be liable to indemnify all who, by reason of such failure on the person's part, have paid more than their just proportion of the debt, the indemnity to be recovered in the same action or in separate actions.

Formerly: Acts 1953, c.112, s.1408; Acts 1975, P.L.288, SEC.22. As amended by P.L.252-2001, SEC.18; P.L.1-2002, SEC.124.


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