When there is delay in granting letters testamentary or of administration, the probate court may appoint a special administrator to collect and preserve the effects of the deceased and grant the special administrator any other authority that the court considers appropriate.
The special administrator shall collect the assets and debts of the deceased and preserve them for the executor or administrator who thereafter is appointed. For that purpose the special administrator may begin , maintain, or defend suits as administrator and also sell any assets the court orders sold. The special administrator shall be allowed the compensation for the special administrator's services that the court thinks reasonable, if the special administrator faithfully fulfills the fiduciary duties.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.52, SB 124, §1, eff. 1/13/2012.
Effective Date: 10-01-1953 .