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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 071 : Actions by and Against Executors and Administrators

Subchapter 002 : Survival of Causes

(Cite as: 14 V.S.A. § 1455)
  • § 1455. Heir may not sue until share assigned

    When an executor or administrator is appointed and assumes the trust, an action of ejectment, or other action to recover the seisin or possession of lands, or for damage done to the lands, shall not be maintained by an heir or devisee until there is a decree of the Probate Division of the Superior Court assigning the lands to the heir or devisee, or the time allowed for paying debts has expired, unless the executor or administrator surrenders the possession to the heir or devisee. (Amended 2009, No. 154 (Adj. Sess.), § 238a, eff. Feb. 1, 2011; 2017, No. 195 (Adj. Sess.), § 7.)