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Probate Code - PROB

DIVISION 7. ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES OF DECEDENTS [7000 - 12591]

  ( Division 7 enacted by Stats. 1990, Ch. 79. )
  

PART 10. DISTRIBUTION OF ESTATE [11600 - 12007]

  ( Part 10 enacted by Stats. 1990, Ch. 79. )
  

CHAPTER 1. Order for Distribution [11600 - 11642]

  ( Chapter 1 enacted by Stats. 1990, Ch. 79. )
  

ARTICLE 3. Final Distribution [11640 - 11642]
  ( Article 3 enacted by Stats. 1990, Ch. 79. )

  
11640.  

(a) When all debts have been paid or adequately provided for, or if the estate is insolvent, and the estate is in a condition to be closed, the personal representative shall file a petition for, and the court shall make, an order for final distribution of the estate.

(b) The court shall hear and determine and resolve in the order all questions arising under Section 21135 (ademption by satisfaction) or Section 6409 (advancements).

(c) If debts remain unpaid or not adequately provided for or if, for other reasons, the estate is not in a condition to be closed, the administration may continue for a reasonable time, subject to Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 12200) of Part 11 (time for closing estate).

(Amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 138, Sec. 9. Effective January 1, 2003.)