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Rule 203. Executors and administrators; miscellaneous provisions

(a) An executor or administrator who is a member of the Virgin Islands Bar will not be allowed a fee for the employment of an attorney, except by order of the court upon motion showing necessity for the employment of counsel.

(b) Executors or administrators who are dilatory in administration, or who do not file accounts or other papers promptly at the time required by law, or by the rules of the court, shall forfeit all or such part of their fees as the court may determine and shall be subject to removal, and to such other penalties as may be prescribed by law. Whenever it shall appear that the delinquency of an executor or administrator has been caused by some fault of his attorney, the fee to be allowed for the attorney's services will be decreased accordingly.--Added Dec. 17, 1976.

Statutory References

Attorneys' fees, allowance to executors and administrators, see 15 V.I.C. ' 568.

Compensation of executors and administrators, see 15 V.I.C. ' 569.

Removal, death or resignation of executors and administrators, see 15 V.I.C. '' 240 and 241.

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