CHAPTER 319

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 504

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 21, TITLE 12 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE ADMINISTRATION OF DECEDENTS' ESTATES.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend Chapter 21, Title 12 of the Delaware Code by striking Section 2101(b) and inserting in lieu thereof a new Section 2101(b) to read as follows:

"(b) Such notice shall be given In all cases by advertisements to be posted within 40 days from the grant of letters in the county courthouse in the county in which the decedent resided at the time of his death, or, in the case of nonresident decedents, in the county in which letters testamentary or of administration shall have been granted; and such notice shall also be published in any one or more newspapers approved by the Register of Wills published in such county at least three times within the same period not less frequently than once a week for three successive weeks; except that if the Register of Wills at the time of granting of letters shall determine from evidence satisfactory to him that the gross personal estate of the decedent does not exceed $12,500, and also that the gross real and personal estate of the decedent does not in the aggregate exceed $15,000, the Register may give such notice solely by the posting of advertisements as aforesaid, and not by publication in a newspaper or newspapers."

Approved July 2, 1984.