2018 Indiana Code
TITLE 29. Probate
CHAPTER 10. Personal Representatives
29-1-10-20. Duties of an estate lawyer

Universal Citation: IN Code § 29-1-10-20 (2018)
IC 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.


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