(a) All actions against the personal representative of a decedent, for demands against such decedent, shall be brought within seven (7) years after the decedent’s death, notwithstanding any disability existing; otherwise they will be forever barred.

Terms Used In Tennessee Code 28-3-102. Actions against personal representative

  • Code: includes the Tennessee Code and all amendments and revisions to the code and all additions and supplements to the code. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • decedent: A deceased person.
  • Personal representative: when applied to those who represent a decedent, includes executors and administrators, unless the context implies heirs and distributees. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Representative: when applied to those who represent a decedent, includes executors and administrators, unless the context implies heirs and distributees. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105

(b) Nothing in this section shall be deemed to extend the time limited by §§ Code Sec. 30-2-310″>30-2-310, 30-2-314 and 30-2-315.

[Code 1858, § 2786 (deriv. Acts 1715, ch. 48, § 9); Shan., § 4483; Code 1932, § 8610; mod. C. Supp. 1950, § 8610; T.C.A. (orig. ed.), § 28-302; Acts 1990, ch. 970, § 1.]