(1) The court may order any person to appear and give testimony by deposition if it appears probable that the person:
(a) Has concealed, secreted or disposed of any property of the estate of a decedent;
(b) Has been entrusted with property of the estate of a decedent and fails to account therefor to the personal representative;
(c) Has concealed, secreted or disposed of any writing, instrument or document pertaining to the estate;
(d) Has knowledge or information that is necessary to the administration of the estate; or
(e) As an officer or agent of a corporation, has refused to allow examination of the books and records of the corporation that the decedent had the right to examine.
(2) If a person cited as provided in subsection (1) of this section fails to appear or to answer questions asked as authorized by the order of the court, the person is in contempt and may be punished as for other contempts. [1969 c.591 §139; 1979 c.284 §106]Section: Previous 114.375 114.385 114.395 114.405 114.410 114.415 114.420 114.425 114.430 114.435 114.440 114.505 114.515 114.520 114.525 Next
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