WVC 44 - 1 - 6
§44-1-6. Bond and oath; termination of grant in certain cases.
At the time of the grant of administration upon the estate
of any intestate, the person to whom it is granted shall, in the
court or before the clerk granting it, give bond and take an oath
that the deceased has left no will so far as he knows, and that
he will faithfully perform the duties of his office to the best
of his judgment. If a will of the deceased be afterwards admitted
to record, or if, after administration is granted to a creditor
or other person than a distributee, any distributee who shall not
have before refused shall apply for administration, there may be
a grant of probate or administration, after reasonable notice to
such creditor or other person theretofore appointed, in like
manner as if the former grant had not been made, and such former
grant shall thereupon cease.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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