2018 Indiana Code
TITLE 29. Probate
ARTICLE 1. PROBATE CODE
CHAPTER 8. Dispensing With Administration
29-1-8-4. Closing of estate; statement
Sec. 4. (a) Unless prohibited by order of the court and except for estates being administered by supervised personal representatives, a personal representative or a person acting on behalf of the distributees may close an estate administered under the summary procedures of section 3 of this chapter by filing with the court, at any time after disbursement and distribution of the estate, a verified statement stating that:
(1) to the best knowledge of the personal representative or person acting on behalf of the distributees the value of the gross probate estate, less liens and encumbrances, did not exceed the sum of:
(A) twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000), for the estate of an individual who dies before July 1, 2007, and fifty thousand dollars ($50,000), for the estate of an individual who dies after June 30, 2007;
(B) the costs and expenses of administration; and
(C) reasonable funeral expenses;
(2) the personal representative or person acting on behalf of the distributees has fully administered the estate by disbursing and distributing it to the persons entitled to it; and
(3) the personal representative of an unsupervised estate or person acting on behalf of the distributees has sent a copy of the closing statement to all distributees of the estate and to all creditors or other claimants of whom the personal representative or person acting on behalf of the distributees is aware and has furnished a full accounting in writing of the administration to the distributees whose interests are affected.
(b) If no actions, claims, objections, or proceedings involving the personal representative of an unsupervised estate or person acting on behalf of the distributees are filed in the court within three (3) months after the closing statement is filed, the appointment of the personal representative or the duties of the person acting on behalf of the distributees terminate.
(c) A closing statement filed under this section has the same effect as one (1) filed under IC 29-1-7.5-4.
(d) A copy of any affidavit recorded under section 3(b) of this chapter must be attached to the closing statement filed under this section.
Formerly: Acts 1953, c.112, s.804; Acts 1971, P.L.406, SEC.3; Acts 1975, P.L.288, SEC.15. As amended by Acts 1976, P.L.125, SEC.4; Acts 1977, P.L.297, SEC.2; P.L.146-1984, SEC.3; P.L.95-2007, SEC.9; P.L.220-2011, SEC.474; P.L.194-2017, SEC.5.