New York Consolidated Laws, Surrogate's Court Procedure Act - SCP § 2226. Rights of alleged decedent upon return

If letters shall issue upon the estate of an alleged decedent and if thereafter the person alleged to be dead shall return he or she shall on demand receive the property then in the hands of the fiduciary after reserve for any unpaid administration charges and shall have only the further rights to compel an accounting on the part of his or her fiduciary and to enforce the decree made thereon.  His or her fiduciary shall not be liable for moneys or assets disbursed or delivered by him or her in good faith and the person alleged to be dead may not, upon his or her return, review any matter or recover any property embraced in any account of his or her fiduciary which may have been finally settled by decree entered prior to the date when his or her fiduciary shall have had actual notice that he or she is still living.

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