2019 Indiana Code
Title 29. Probate
Article 1. Probate Code
Chapter 13. Collection and Management of Assets
29-1-13-5. Compromise; debtor or obligor
Sec. 5. When it appears for the best interest of the estate, the personal representative may on order of the court effect a fair and reasonable compromise with any debtor or other obligor, or extend, renew or in any manner modify the terms of any obligation owing to the estate. If the personal representative holds a mortgage, pledge or other lien upon property of another person, he may, in lieu of foreclosure, accept a conveyance or transfer of such encumbered assets from the owner thereof in satisfaction of the indebtedness secured by such lien, if it appears for the best interest of the estate and if the court shall so order. In the absence of prior authorization or subsequent approval of the court, no compromise shall bind the estate.
Formerly: Acts 1953, c.112, s.1305.