If an executor or administrator neglects or refuses to return an inventory as provided by section 2115.02 of the Revised Code, the probate court shall issue an order requiring the executor or administrator, at an early day specified in the order, to return an inventory. After personal service of the order by a person authorized to make the service, if the executor or administrator, by the day appointed, does not return the inventory or fails to obtain further time from the court to return it, or if the order cannot be served personally by reason of the executor or administrator absconding or concealing self, the court may remove the executor or administrator and new letters shall be granted. The letters shall supersede all former letters testamentary or of administration, deprive the former executor or administrator of all power, authority, or control over the estate of the deceased, and entitle the person appointed to take, demand, and receive the effects of the deceased wherever they are found.
In every case of the revocation of letters under this section, the bond given by the former executor or administrator shall be prosecuted and a recovery had on the bond to the full extent of any injury sustained by the estate of the deceased by the former executor's or administrator's acts or omissions, and to the full value of all the property of the deceased received and not administered by the former executor or administrator.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.52, SB 124, §1, eff. 1/13/2012.
Effective Date: 10-08-1992