If, after the institution of proceedings for the partition of the real property of a decedent, it is found that the assets in the possession or under the control of the executor or administrator probably are insufficient to pay the debts of the estate, together with the allowance for support of the surviving spouse, minor children, or surviving spouse and minor children as provided in section 2106.13 of the Revised Code, the expenses of administration, and the legacies that are a charge upon the real property, the executor or administrator shall make a written statement to the probate court of the assets, indebtedness, expenses, and legacies, and the court shall ascertain the amount necessary to pay the debts, expenses, and legacies and give a certificate of the amount to the executor or administrator.
The executor or administrator then shall present the certificate to the court in which the proceedings for partition are or have been pending, and, on the motion of the executor or administrator, the court shall order the amount named in the certificate to be paid over to the executor or administrator out of the proceeds of the sale of the premises, if thereafter they are sold or already have been sold. This section does not prohibit an executor or administrator from proceeding to sell real property belonging to the estate for the payment of debts or legacies, although it has been sold on partition or otherwise, or the proceeds of the sale have been fully distributed.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.52, SB 124, §1, eff. 1/13/2012.
Effective Date: 05-31-1990