WVC 44 - 1 - 7
§44-1-7. Penalty of bond.
Every bond of an executor or administrator shall be in a
penalty equal, at the least, to the full value of the personal
estate of the deceased to be administered; and where there is a
will which authorizes the executor or administrator to sell real
estate, or receive the rents and profits thereof, the bond shall
be in a penalty equal, at the least, to the full value both of
such personal estate and of such real estate, or of such personal
estate and of such rents and profits, as the case may be. If on
the filing of the inventory or appraisement of the estate it
shall appear that the penalty of the bond does not comply as to
amount with the foregoing requirements, the court in which, or
the clerk before whom, such bond was given, shall immediately
notify such executor or administrator of such fact and require of
him a new or additional bond, and the failure of such executor or
administrator to give the same within a reasonable time shall be
sufficient cause for his removal.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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