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The Vermont Statutes Online

The Vermont Statutes Online have been updated to include the actions of the 2023 session of the General Assembly.

NOTE: The Vermont Statutes Online is an unofficial copy of the Vermont Statutes Annotated that is provided as a convenience.

Title 14 : Decedents Estates and Fiduciary Relations

Chapter 003 : Probate and Procedure for Construction of Wills

(Cite as: 14 V.S.A. § 104)
  • § 104. Executor to present will and accept or refuse trust

    (a) A person named executor in a will who has knowledge thereof shall file a death certificate and petition to open the decedent’s estate in the Probate Division of the Superior Court where venue lies with reasonable promptness.

    (b) A petition to open an estate need not be filed when no assets require probate administration. The named executor may file with the court an original death certificate and will without filing a petition to open an estate by notifying the court that no assets appear to require probate administration. (Amended 1985, No. 144 (Adj. Sess.), § 15; 2009, No. 154 (Adj. Sess.), § 238a, eff. Feb. 1, 2011; 2017, No. 195 (Adj. Sess.), § 2.)