2021 Indiana Code
Title 29. Probate
Article 1. Probate Code
Chapter 14. Claims Against the Estate
29-1-14-20. Mortgage; Pledge; Lien; Payment; Renewal; Extension
Sec. 20. When any assets of the estate are encumbered by mortgage, pledge or other lien, the personal representative may pay such encumbrance or any part thereof, renew or extend any obligation secured by the encumbrance or may convey or transfer such assets to the creditor in satisfaction of his lien, in whole or in part, whether or not the holder of the encumbrance has filed a claim, if it appears to be for the best interest of the estate. As to any such conveyance or transfer the personal representative must obtain prior authorization of the court and as to any such payment, renewal or extension the personal representative must obtain prior authorization or subsequent approval of the court. The making of such payment shall not increase the share of the distributee entitled to such encumbered assets unless otherwise provided by will.
Formerly: Acts 1953, c.112, s.1420.