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Any person who, without authority of law, wrongfully intermeddles with or converts the personalty of a decedent whose estate is unrepresented shall be deemed an executor de son tort and as such shall be liable to the creditors and heirs or beneficiaries of the estate for double the value of the property so possessed and converted. Such executor shall not be allowed to set off any debt due the executor by the decedent or voluntarily paid by the executor out of the assets. If the executor dies, the executor's personal representative shall be liable in the same manner and to the same extent as would the executor were the executor still living.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Georgia Code Title 53. Wills, Trusts, and Administration of Estates § 53-6-2 - last updated April 14, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ga/title-53-wills-trusts-and-administration-of-estates/ga-code-sect-53-6-2.html
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