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The Vermont Statutes Online

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Title 14 : Decedents Estates and Fiduciary Relations

Chapter 003 : Probate and Procedure for Construction of Wills

(Cite as: 14 V.S.A. § 107)
  • § 107. Allowance of will; custody of property

    (a) If consents are filed by all the heirs at law and surviving spouse, a will may be allowed without hearing. If consents are not obtained, the court shall schedule a hearing and notice shall be given as provided by the Rules of Probate Procedure.

    (b) Objections to allowance of the will must be filed in writing not less than seven days prior to the hearing. In the event that no timely objections are filed, the court may:

    (1) allow the will on the testimony of only one of the subscribing witnesses if the witness testifies that the will was executed as provided in chapter 1 of this title; or

    (2) allow the will without hearing if it meets criteria set out in section 108 of this title.

    (c) After delivery of the will to the court, the person named as executor in the will shall have power pending allowance thereof, to assume custody of the estate for its preservation until a special or other administrator is appointed and qualifies. (Amended 1975, No. 240 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; 1985, No. 144 (Adj. Sess.), § 17; 2009, No. 154 (Adj. Sess.), § 238a, eff. Feb. 1, 2011; 2017, No. 195 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; 2019, No. 36, § 2; 2019, No. 167 (Adj. Sess.), § 15, eff. October 7, 2020.)