Chapter 59: Probate Code

Article 15: Accounting And Distribution

Statute 59-1507: Summary proceedings. Whenever it is established that the estate of a decedent, exclusive of the homestead and allowances to the spouse and minor children, does not exceed the amounts required for funeral expenses, expenses of last sickness, wages of servants during the last sickness, costs of administration, debts having preference under the laws of the United States or this state, and taxes, the executor or administrator may by order of the court pay the same in the order named, and present his or her account with an application for the settlement and allowance thereof. Thereupon the court with or without notice, may adjust, correct, settle, allow or disallow such account, and if the account is allowed, summarily determine the heirs, legatees, and devisees, and close the administration.

      History:   L. 1939, ch. 180, § 118; July 1.