29A-3-604 Bond amount--Security--Procedure--Reduction.
(a) If bond is required and the
provisions of the will or order of appointment do not specify the amount, unless stated in the
application or petition, the person qualifying as personal representative shall file a statement under
oath with the clerk indicating the person's best estimate of the value of the personal estate of the
decedent and of the income expected from the personal and real estate during the next year, and shall
execute and file a bond with the clerk, or give other suitable security, in an amount not less than the
estimate. The clerk shall determine that the bond is duly executed by a corporate surety, or one or
more individual sureties whose performance is secured by pledge of personal property, mortgage on
real property, or other adequate security.
(b) The clerk may permit the amount of the bond to be reduced by the value of assets of the estate
deposited with a financial institution (as defined in § 29A-6-101) that is located in this state and in
a manner that prevents their unauthorized disposition.
(c) On petition of the personal representative or another interested person and subject to § 29A-3-603, the court may require bond, excuse bond, increase or reduce the amount of the bond, release
sureties, or permit the substitution of another bond with the same or different sureties.
Source: SL 1994, ch 232, § 3-604; SL 1995, ch 167, § 118.