Debts not due may, and on demand of the creditor shall, if assets are available therefor, be paid by the executor or administrator according to the class to which they belong. If the debt does not bear interest before maturity, it shall be discounted at the legal rate of interest; otherwise the stipulated rate of interest shall be paid to time of payment. If a creditor whose claim is not due refuses to accept payment as provided in this section, the executor or administrator shall set aside assets to satisfy such claim. The sufficiency of such assets and the manner and place of holding and preserving the same shall be first approved by the probate judge after notice to the creditor, and if such assets thereafter become insufficient to pay such claim in full because of depreciation or loss without fault of the executor or administrator, neither the executor nor administrator nor the remaining assets of the estate shall be liable to such creditor by reason thereof.
After setting aside such assets, the executor or administrator may proceed to make payment and distribution of the remaining assets of the estate and to settle the same without recourse by such creditor to the assets so distributed.
Effective Date: 10-01-1953 .