If the personal representative of the estate of a nonresident is a corporation duly authorized, qualified and acting as such personal representative in the jurisdiction of the domicile of the decedent, it shall be under the duties and obligations as to the giving of notices and filing of returns required by this article, and may bring and defend actions and suits as may be authorized or permitted by this article, and articles nine and ten of this chapter, to the same extent as an individual personal representative, notwithstanding that such corporation may be prohibited from exercising in this state any powers as personal representative. Nothing herein contained shall be taken or construed as authorizing corporations not authorized to do business in this state to qualify or act as personal representative, administrator or in any other fiduciary capacity, if otherwise prohibited by the laws of this state, except to the extent herein expressly provided.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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