Passing of Estate Accounts

Amy D. Francis and Ken Vimalesan

In this paper we will explore some specific recent issues that have arisen in the case authorities that deal with passing of estate accounts. Specifically, this paper will focus on the jurisdiction of the registrar and standard of review, pre-taking of compensation, and accounting for pre-death transactions. I.     The jurisdiction of a registrar and standard of review       A.     Registrar’s Jurisdiction The office of the registrar is a fixture of our court system. Despite its long history, some ambiguity remains about the jurisdiction of the registrar and, as a result, courts continue to reach…

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