Allowance; disallowance; expenses of administration
Sec. 10. (a) On or before three (3) months and fifteen (15) days after the date of the first published notice to creditors, the personal representative shall allow or disallow each claim filed within three (3) months after the date of the first published notice to creditors by making appropriate notations on the margin of the claim and allowance docket showing the action taken as to the claim. If a personal representative determines that the personal representative should not allow a claim in full, the claim shall be noted "disallowed". The clerk of the court shall give written notice to a creditor if a claim has been disallowed in full or in part. All claims that are disallowed, or are neither allowed nor disallowed within three (3) months and fifteen (15) days, shall be set for trial in the probate court upon the petition of either party to the claim.
The personal representative shall make an appropriate notation of any compromise or adjustment on the margin of the claim and allowance docket. If the personal representative, after allowing a claim and before paying it, determines that the claim should not have been allowed, the personal representative shall change the notation on the claim and allowance docket from "allowed" to "disallowed" and give written notice to the creditor. If a claim has been paid in full or in part, the creditor shall:
(1) release the claim to the extent that the claim has been paid;
(2) give written notice to the clerk of the court of the release.
(b) Claims for expenses of administration may be allowed upon application of the claimant or of the personal representative, or may be allowed at any accounting, regardless of whether or not they have been paid by the personal representative.