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An heir or devisee may be sued in equity by any creditor to whom a debt is due, for which the estate descended or devised is liable, or for which such heir or devisee is liable in respect to such estate; and he shall not be liable to an action at law for any matter for which there may be any redress by such suit in equity. And any judgment or decree, except one taken by default, for such debt hereafter rendered against the personal representative of the decedent, shall be prima facie evidence of such debt against the heir or devisee in such suit in equity.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - West Virginia Code Chapter 44. Administration of Estates and Trusts § 44-8-6. Heir or devisee liable in equity; judgment against personal representative prima facie evidence - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/wv/chapter-44-administration-of-estates-and-trusts/wv-code-sect-44-8-6/
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