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Title 14 : Decedents Estates and Fiduciary Relations

Chapter 061 : Executors and Administrators

Subchapter 001 : General Provisions

(Cite as: 14 V.S.A. § 906)
  • § 906. Bond; amount, conditions

    An executor or administrator shall give a bond to secure the executor’s or administrator’s performance of the executor’s or administrator’s duties. The Probate Division of the Superior Court shall set the amount of the bond and may order that the bond have sureties. The bond shall be for the security and benefit of all interested persons, except where a bond is to be taken to the adverse party, and shall be filed before the court issues letters of administration. The court shall set the conditions of any bond, which shall include the following:

    (1) to make and return an inventory to the Probate Division of the Superior Court within 60 days as required by law and the rules of the court;

    (2) to administer according to law and the decedent’s will, if any, all property comprising the decedent’s estate, whether in the possession of the executor or administrator or others for the benefit of the executor or administrator, and discharge all debts, legacies, and charges;

    (3) to render an account of administration to the Probate Division within one year and at any other time when required by the court;

    (4) to pay to the State of Vermont all inheritance and transfer taxes that the person appointed is required to pay by the provisions of 32 V.S.A. chapters 181 and 183 and to perform all other duties required by those chapters; and

    (5) to perform all orders and decrees of the Probate Division. (Amended 1985, No. 144 (Adj. Sess.), § 38; 2009, No. 154 (Adj. Sess.), § 238a, eff. Feb. 1, 2011; 2017, No. 195 (Adj. Sess.), § 5.)