28A-19-12. Claims due representative not preferred.

No property or assets of the decedent shall be retained by the personal representative or collector in satisfaction of the personal representative's or collector's own claim, in preference to others of the same class. Prior to payment of the personal representative's or collector's own claim the personal representative or collector shall receive written approval of the clerk of superior court. If the clerk does not approve the claim the personal representative or collector may refer the claim as a disputed claim under the provisions of G.S. 28A-19-15. The provisions of G.S. 28A-19-1 and G.S. 28A-19-3 shall not apply to such claims and the personal representative or collector may present the personal representative's or collector's own claim at any time prior to the filing of the personal representative's or collector's final account. (1868-9, c. 113, s. 28; Code, s. 1420; Rev., s. 89; C.S., s. 96; 1973, c. 1329, s. 3; 1979, c. 525, s. 4; 2011-344, s. 4.)