2020 Tennessee Code
Title 28 - Limitation of Actions
Chapter 3 - Limitation of Actions Other Than Real
Part 1 - Miscellaneous Limitations
§ 28-3-102. Actions Against Personal Representative

Universal Citation: TN Code § 28-3-102 (2020)
  1. All actions against the personal representative of a decedent, for demands against such decedent, shall be brought within seven (7) years after the decedent's death, notwithstanding any disability existing; otherwise they will be forever barred.
  2. Nothing in this section shall be deemed to extend the time limited by §§ 30-2-310, 30-2-314 and 30-2-315.

Code 1858, § 2786 (deriv. Acts 1715, ch. 48, § 9); Shan., § 4483; Code 1932, § 8610; mod. C. Supp. 1950, § 8610; T.C.A. (orig. ed.), § 28-302; Acts 1990, ch. 970, § 1.

Cross-References. Time between death of person and grant of letters not exceeding six months not counted, §28-1-110.

Textbooks. Gibson's Suits in Chancery (7th ed., Inman), § 437.

Pritchard on Wills and Administration of Estates (4th ed., Phillips and Robinson), § 763.

Tennessee Jurisprudence, 1 Tenn. Juris., Adverse Possession, § 14; 5 Tenn. Juris., Children Born out of Wedlock, § 10; 12 Tenn. Juris., Executors and Administrators, §§ 97-99; 18 Tenn. Juris., Limitations of Actions, § 33; 25 Tenn. Juris., Wills, § 177.

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