At any time within six months after the declaration of insolvency, the administrator or any creditor, heir, legatee, devisee or distributee may object to the allowance of any claim filed against the estate by filing objections thereto in writing; and, thereupon, the court must cause an issue to be made up between the claimant and objector, in which issue the correctness of such claim must be tried as in a civil action, if required; and, if it is found for the claimant to the whole amount thereof, the same must be allowed and such claimant recover the costs of the trial of such issue; but, if against the claimant, the claim must be rejected, and the party contesting recovers the cost of the trial of such issue.

(Code 1852, §1854; Code 1867, §2203; Code 1876, §2575; Code 1886, §2245; Code 1896, §313; Code 1907, §2781; Code 1923, §6020; Acts 1931, No. 732, p. 843; Code 1940, T. 61, §407.)

Terms Used In Alabama Code 43-2-747

  • Legatee: A beneficiary of a decedent
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • writing: includes typewriting and printing on paper. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608