The administration of an insolvent estate shall begin upon the filing of a petition to probate or the application for letters of administration by the personal representative or a creditor in the court having probate jurisdiction.

Terms Used In Tennessee Code 30-5-101

  • 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
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • 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
  • Probate: Proving a will

Code 1858, § 2362 (deriv. Acts 1851-1852, ch. 283, § 21); 1871, ch. 106, § 1; Shan., § 4102; mod. Code 1932, § 8298; T.C.A. (orig. ed.), § 30-701; Acts 1989, ch. 516, § 1.

Cross-References. Jurisdiction of chancery courts of probate and related matters, title 16, chapter 16, part 2.

Textbooks. Gibson’s Suits in Chancery (7th ed., Inman), §§ 121, 432.

Pritchard on Wills and Administration of Estates (4th ed., Phillips and Robinson), §§ 45, 767, 892, 896, 898.

Law Reviews.

Preferences, Priorities, and Powers of the State in the Collection of Delinquent Revenue: Tennessee’s Tax Enforcement Procedures Act (Donald J. Serkin), 8 Mem. St. U.L. Rev. 707 (1978).