§ 28C-8.  Powers and duties of permanent receiver.

The permanent receiver shall under the direction of the judge administer the absentee's property as an equity receivership with the following powers:

(1)        To take custody and control of all property of the absentee wherever situated,

(2)        To collect all debts due to the absentee and to pay all debts owed by him,

(3)        To bring and defend suits,

(4)        To pay insurance premiums,

(5)        With the approval of the judge in each instance, to continue  to operate and manage any business enterprise, farm or farming operations, and to make necessary contracts with reference thereto,

(6)        With the approval of the judge in each instance, to renew notes and other obligations, obtain loans on life insurance policies, and pledge or mortgage property for loans necessary in carrying on or liquidating the affairs of such absentee,

(7)        With the approval of the judge in each instance, to partition property owned by the absentee and another as joint tenants or tenants in common, with or without the right of survivorship; provided, in the case of property owned by the  absentee and spouse as tenants by the entirety, such property may be partitioned only if the absentee's spouse consents in writing to the partitioning, and, in the event of partitioning, one half of the property or proceeds shall belong to the spouse and one half shall belong to the receiver as property of the absentee,

(8)        With the approval of the judge in each instance to sell, lease, invest and reinvest any or all property, its income, or its proceeds,

(9)        To pay over or apply the proceeds of loans and sales of such  portion, or all of the property or the income thereof as may  be necessary for the maintenance and support of the absentee's dependents; and if the income from the property of the absentee is not sufficient to pay all his debts and to provide for the maintenance and support of his dependents, the permanent receiver may apply to the judge for an order to sell or mortgage so much of the real or personal property as may be necessary therefor; each such sale or mortgage shall be reported to the judge, and if approved and confirmed by the judge, the receiver shall execute the required conveyances or mortgages of such property to the purchaser or lender upon his complying with the terms of sale or mortgage.

The judge may, in his discretion, by written order modify, add to or subtract from the statutory powers granted in this section. (1965,  c. 815, s. 1; 1973, c. 1329, s. 2.)