Code of Alabama - Title 43: Wills and Decedents' Estates - Section 43-2-852 - Terms and requirements of bonds

Section 43-2-852 - Terms and requirements of bonds.

(a) The following requirements and provisions apply to any bond required under Section 43-2-850:

(1) Sureties are jointly and severally liable with the personal representative and with each other.

(2) By executing an approved bond of a personal representative, the surety consents to the jurisdiction of the court that issued letters to the primary obligor in any proceeding pertaining to the fiduciary duties of the personal representative and naming the surety as a party respondent. Notice of any proceeding must be delivered to the surety or mailed by registered or certified mail to the address listed with the court at the place where the bond is filed and to the address as then known to the petitioner.

(3) On petition of a successor personal representative or any interested person, a proceeding may be initiated against a surety for breach of the obligation of the bond of the personal representative.

(4) The bond of the personal representative is not void after the first recovery, but may be proceeded against from time to time until the whole penalty is exhausted.

(b) No proceeding may be commenced against the surety on any matter as to which an action or proceeding against the primary obligor is barred by adjudication or limitation.

(Acts 1993, No. 93-722, p. 1411, §23.)

Last modified: May 3, 2021