2127.03 Payment of legacies.

When by operation of law or the provisions of a will, a legacy is effectual to charge real property, and the personal property is insufficient to pay the legacy, together with all the debts, the allowance to the surviving spouse, minor children, or surviving spouse and minor children as provided in section 2106.13 of the Revised Code, and the costs of administering the estate, the executor, administrator, or administrator with the will annexed shall commence a civil action in the probate court for authority to sell the real property so charged.

If the executor, administrator, or administrator with the will annexed fails to commence the action mentioned in this section or section 2127.02 of the Revised Code, the probate court in which letters testamentary have been granted, upon its own motion or upon motion by a creditor or legatee, shall order the executor, administrator, or administrator with the will annexed to commence such an action, and proceed in the manner prescribed in this chapter.

Cite as R.C. § 2127.03

History. Effective Date: 05-31-1990