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§38-13-11. Report by fiduciary commissioner; appeal from decision; allowance of expenses and fees; directions to trustee; dividends; closing trusteeship.

At the meeting of the creditors held following the filing of the trustee's report the fiduciary commissioner shall file a report showing how much, if anything, he has allowed on each of the disputed claims. Any party interested may, within ten days thereafter, appeal from the decision of the fiduciary commissioner to the circuit court of the county without any formal bill of exceptions, and the appeal shall be tried and heard in the circuit court, or before the judge thereof in vacation, on the record made before the fiduciary commissioner. At the same meeting the fiduciary commissioner shall approve such expenditures, costs and expenses as he may find necessary and proper in the administration of the estate; shall direct the payment of proper fees and fiduciary commissions; shall direct the trustee to distribute the funds in his hands belonging to secured creditors; and shall direct the trustee to pay a dividend of an equal percent on all allowed claims, except such as have priority or are secured. A secured creditor whose claim is in excess of the security held may share in such dividend on such excess only. The trustee shall not pay such dividend until the time has expired within which an appeal may be taken from the decision of the fiduciary commissioner on a disputed claim, and if any such appeal is pending the trustee shall retain in his hands sufficient money to pay the same dividend thereon, should the claim be allowed on appeal, and shall distribute the remainder to the creditors entitled thereto. After paying any dividend the trustee shall file with the fiduciary commissioner a copy of a dividend sheet showing to whom the dividend was paid. If all of the property belonging to the estate has not been disposed of at the time of said meeting, the trustee shall from time to time make further reports to the fiduciary commissioner, and the fiduciary commissioner may direct the trustee to pay further costs, expenses, fees and dividends. Dividends which are unclaimed for six months shall be distributed among the remaining creditors whose claims have been allowed. After the trustee has disposed of all the property belonging to the estate, and has paid out all of the funds which have come into his hands, he shall without delay make a final report in duplicate to the fiduciary commissioner showing all his receipts and disbursements, and if the fiduciary commissioner finds the same correct and approves it, the fiduciary commissioner shall enter an order discharging the trustee, a copy of which order the fiduciary commissioner shall furnish to the surety on the bond of the trustee, and the fiduciary commissioner shall transmit a copy of said order and a copy of the final report of the trustee to the clerk of the county commission to be filed.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2017 Regular Session
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