PROBATE COURTS AND DECEDENTS' ESTATES
INVENTORY, ACCOUNTS, AND DEALING WITH ASSETS
554:9 Property Not to be Sold.
I. Personal property specifically bequeathed shall not be sold, if not needed for the payment of debts; and any property may be reserved at the sale, unless so needed, for the benefit or upon the request of the heirs or legatees, and the administrator shall be discharged by delivery thereof to the persons entitled thereto.
II. At any time after the appointment of the administrator, without petition to the court, a single motor vehicle registered in this state in the decedent's name, if used for family purposes, may be transferred by the administrator to a legatee or heir, if not needed for the payment of debts.
Source. RS 159:6. CS 168:6. GS 177:6. GL 196:6. PS 189:7. PL 300:9. RL 353:9. 2005, 252:8, eff. Jan. 1, 2006.