ESTATES OF DECEDENTS
14-120. Costs and fees allowed where heir or creditors refuse to administer estate. (1) When an heir or creditor of an estate competent to institute probate proceedings exists, the county treasurer shall not be required to act as public administrator unless an heir or creditor files a petition to appoint a public administrator within one (1) year of the decedent’s death.
(2) All reasonable fees, costs and other expenses of administration may be charged by the public administrator against the estate whenever a decedent dies intestate with heirs or creditors competent to institute probate proceedings who refuse to administer the estate. Such reasonable fees and costs shall be paid pursuant to the provisions of section 15-3-805, Idaho Code.
(3) Reasonable fees and costs shall include, but not be limited to, the costs of the public administrator and staff and fees of the prosecuting attorney, subject to approval by the court.
(4) Reimbursement by the estate to the county for time spent by any county employee or elected official on the administration of any such estate shall be calculated at the actual rate of pay, including benefits, of the individual performing the work.
[14-120, added 1999, ch. 104, sec. 4, p. 330.]