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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 2. OPENING ESTATE ADMINISTRATION [8000 - 8577]

  ( Part 2 enacted by Stats. 1990, Ch. 79. )
  

CHAPTER 4. Appointment of Personal Representative [8400 - 8577]

  ( Chapter 4 enacted by Stats. 1990, Ch. 79. )
  

ARTICLE 5. Bond [8480 - 8488]
  ( Article 5 enacted by Stats. 1990, Ch. 79. )

  
8482.  

(a) The court in its discretion may fix the amount of the bond, but the amount of the bond shall be not more than the sum of:

(1) The estimated value of the personal property.

(2) The probable annual gross income of the estate.

(3) If independent administration is granted as to real property, the estimated value of the decedent’s interest in the real property.

(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), if the bond is given by an admitted surety insurer, the court may establish a fixed minimum amount for the bond, based on the minimum premium required by the admitted surety insurer.

(c) If the bond is given by personal sureties, the amount of the bond shall be twice the amount fixed by the court under subdivision (a).

(d) Before confirming a sale of real property the court shall require such additional bond as may be proper, not exceeding the maximum requirements of this section, treating the expected proceeds of the sale as personal property.

(Enacted by Stats. 1990, Ch. 79.)