2019 Indiana Code
Title 29. Probate
Article 1. Probate Code
Chapter 13. Collection and Management of Assets
29-1-13-11. Business of decedent; continuing
Sec. 11. Upon a showing of advantage to the estate, the court may authorize the personal representative to continue any business of the decedent for the benefit of the estate; but if the decedent died testate and his estate is solvent, the order of the court shall be subject to the provisions of the will. The order may be with or without notice. If notice is not given to all interested persons before the order is made, notice of the order shall be given within five (5) days after the order, and any such person not previously notified by publication or otherwise may show cause why the order should be revoked or modified. The order may provide:
(a) For the conduct of the business solely by the personal representative or jointly with one (1) or more of the decedents' surviving partners, or as a corporation to be formed by the personal representative alone or acting with others;
(b) The extent of the liability of the estate, or any part thereof, or the personal representative, for obligations incurred in the continuation of the business;
(c) As to whether liabilities incurred in the conduct of the business are to be chargeable solely to the part of the estate set aside for use in the business or to the estate as a whole; and
(d) As to the period of time for which the business may be conducted, and such other conditions, restrictions, regulations and requirements as the court may order.
Formerly: Acts 1953, c.112, s.1311.