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WVC 44 - 2 - 23 §44-2-23. When personal representative not liable for funds distributed.
If any personal representative after six months from the qualification of the first executor or administrator of the estate, and after the report of claims, if any, has been made by the fiduciary commissioner and been confirmed by the county commission, and after withholding such funds as the fiduciary commissioner shall direct to meet any contingent and unmatured claims and claims in action or suit, shall pay any legacy given by the will, or distribute any of the estate of his decedent in accordance with the fiduciary commissioner's report as confirmed, if any, or according to law in case of intestacy or according to the will, if any, such personal representative shall not, on account of what is so paid or distributed, be personally liable for any debt or demand against the decedent, whether it be of record or not, unless, within the time fixed for presentation of claims or for suing thereon, such claim was duly presented or action or suit thereon commenced and process served on such personal representative.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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