2018 Indiana Code
TITLE 29. Probate
ARTICLE 1. PROBATE CODE
CHAPTER 10. Personal Representatives
29-1-10-20. Duties of an estate lawyer
Sec. 20. (a) As used in this section, "estate lawyer" refers to a lawyer performing services for an estate at the request of the estate's personal representative.
(b) Except as otherwise provided in a written agreement between the estate lawyer and an interested person, an estate lawyer:
(1) represents and owes a duty only to the personal representative;
(2) does not have a duty to collect, possess, manage, maintain, monitor, or account for estate assets, unless otherwise required by a specific order of the court; and
(3) is not liable for any loss suffered by the estate, except to the extent the loss was caused by the estate lawyer's breach of a duty owed to the personal representative.
(c) If a provision of a court's local probate rule conflicts with this section, this section controls.
As added by P.L.99-2013, SEC.3.