UNIFORM PROBATE CODE
PROBATE OF WILLS AND ADMINISTRATION
15-3-103. Necessity of appointment for administration. Except as otherwise provided in chapter 4 of this code, to acquire the powers and undertake the duties and liabilities of a personal representative of a decedent, a person must be appointed by order of the court or registrar, qualify and be issued letters. Administration of an estate is commenced by the issuance of letters.
[I.C., sec. 15-3-103, as added by 1971, ch. 111, sec. 1, p. 233.]