2020 Indiana Code
Title 29. Probate
Article 1. Probate Code
Chapter 13. Collection and Management of Assets
29-1-13-10. Petitions; Concealment; Embezzlement; Conversion; Adverse Interest; Attachment
Sec. 10. (a) Upon the filing of a petition by the personal representative or any other person interested in the estate alleging that any person has, or is suspected to have, concealed, embezzled, converted or disposed, of any real or personal property belonging to the estate of a decedent, or has possession or knowledge of any such property or of any instruments in writing relating to such property, the court having probate jurisdiction, upon such notice as it may direct, may order such person to appear before it for disclosure, and may finally adjudicate the rights of the parties before the court with respect to such property. Insofar as concerns parties claiming an interest adverse to the estate, such procedure for disclosure or to determine title is an independent proceeding and not with IC 29-1-7-2.
(b) Any person so ordered to appear who fails or refuses to appear, or who refuses to answer concerning such property or to deliver up any such property in which no interest adverse to the estate is claimed by him, may be attached and imprisoned in the discretion of the court.
Formerly: Acts 1953, c.112, s.1310. As amended by Acts 1982, P.L.171, SEC.35.