Montana Code Annotated 2019



Part 6. Personal Representative Powers, Duties, and Compensation

Inventory -- Appraisal

72-3-607. Inventory -- appraisal. (1) Within 9 months after appointment, a personal representative who is not a special administrator or a successor to another representative who has previously discharged this duty shall prepare an inventory of property owned by the decedent at the time of the decedent's death, listing the inventory of property with reasonable detail and indicating for each listed item its fair market value as of the date of the decedent's death and the type and amount of any encumbrance that may exist with reference to the item.

(2) The inventory must include a statement of the fair market value of the decedent's interest in every item listed in the inventory. The personal representative may employ a qualified and disinterested appraiser to assist in ascertaining the fair market value as of the date of the decedent's death of any asset the value of which may be subject to reasonable doubt. Different persons may be employed to appraise different kinds of assets included in the estate. The names and addresses of any appraiser must be indicated on the inventory with the item or items appraised.

(3) The personal representative shall:

(a) send a copy of the inventory to the following who request it: heirs, devisees, and creditors with allowed claims that have not been satisfied; or

(b) file the original of the inventory with the court and send a copy of the inventory to interested persons who request it.

History: En. 91A-3-706 by Sec. 1, Ch. 365, L. 1974; amd. Sec. 4, Ch. 516, L. 1975; R.C.M. 1947, 91A-3-706; amd. Sec. 12, Ch. 582, L. 1989; amd. Sec. 17, Ch. 9, Sp. L. May 2000; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 68, L. 2003; amd. Sec. 69, Ch. 313, L. 2019.