2021 Pennsylvania Consolidated & Unconsolidated Statutes
Chapter 35 - Accounts and Distribution
Section 3531 - Estates not exceeding $50,000

Universal Citation: 20 PA Cons Stat § 3531 (2021)
§ 3531. Estates not exceeding $50,000.

When the gross real and personal estate of a decedent does not exceed the value of $50,000, the personal representative, after the expiration of one year from the date of the first complete advertisement of the grant of letters, may present his petition to the court with an annexed account showing the administration of the estate, the distribution theretofore made and suggesting the proper distribution of the estate not theretofore distributed. Thereupon, the court, upon satisfactory proof of notice to all known parties in interest, may approve the distribution theretofore made and order distribution of the assets not theretofore distributed and discharge the personal representative and his sureties from future liability without the expense of proceedings as in a formal account. The court may discharge only the surety from future liability, and may allow the personal representative to continue without surety upon condition that no further assets shall come into the possession of the personal representative until he files another bond, with sufficient surety, as required by the register.

(Dec. 10, 1974, P.L.867, No.293, eff. imd.; Dec. 1, 1994, P.L.655, No.102, eff. 60 days; July 2, 2013, P.L.199, No.35, eff. 60 days)

2013 Amendment. Section 2 of Act 35 provided that the amendment of section 3531 shall apply to estates of decedents dying on or after the effective date of section 2.

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