1779.01 Surviving partners to have appraisement made - hearing by probate court.

Effective January 1, 2010, Chapter 1779 is repealed and no longer governs partnerships. 2008 HB332.

When a member of any partnership in this state dies, the surviving partners, upon the appointment of an executor or administrator for the estate of the deceased partner, forthwith shall apply to the probate court of the county in which the partnership existed, upon first giving notice of the time of the hearing on the application to the executor or administrator, for the appointment of three judicious disinterested appraisers, who shall make out a complete inventory and appraisement of the entire assets of the partnership, together with a schedule of the debts and liabilities of the partnership, and deliver it to the surviving partners, who forthwith shall file it in the probate court of the county in which the appraisers were appointed.

When the executor or administrator for a deceased partner's estate is appointed in a county other than that in which the partnership existed, a certified copy of the inventory and appraisement forthwith shall be filed by the surviving partners in the probate court of that county, and the copy shall be docketed under the settlement of the estate of the deceased partner. When any of the assets of the partnership consist of real estate, the real estate shall be inventoried and appraised upon a separate schedule, which shall be recorded in the record of inventories in that court.

Upon the filing of the inventory and appraisement, the probate court having jurisdiction over the deceased partner's estate forthwith shall set a day, not later than thirty days after the day the inventory and appraisement was filed, for a hearing on it and shall give at least ten days' notice of the hearing, to be served in the manner the court directs, to the surviving partners and to the executor or administrator and to any of the following who are known to be residents of the state and whose place of residence is known:

(A) The surviving spouse of the deceased partner;

(B) Next of kin of the deceased partner;

(C) Beneficiaries under the will of the deceased partner;

(D) The attorneys, if known, representing any of the persons described in divisions (A) to (C) of this section.

The notice may be waived in writing by any of the persons described in divisions (A) to (D) of this section.

For good cause, the hearing may be continued for any time the court considers reasonable. Exceptions to the inventory and appraisement may be filed at any time prior to five days before the date set for the hearing or the date to which the hearing has been continued by any person interested in the estate or in any of the property included in the inventory and appraisement, but the time limit for the filing of exceptions shall not apply in the case of fraud or concealment of assets.

When exceptions are filed, notice of the exceptions and of the time of a hearing on them forthwith shall be given to the persons entitled to notice of the hearing on the inventory and appraisement and shall be served in the manner the court directs, unless waived.

The approval of the inventory and appraisement by the court shall be conclusive for all purposes and shall not be subject to exceptions to the inventory and appraisement of the deceased partner's estate.

Cite as R.C. § 1779.01

History. Effective Date: 10-08-1992; 2008 HB332 01-01-2010