SEC. 85-3-13. Proceeds of life insurance policy; payable to executor; limits.
The proceeds of a life insurance policy not exceeding Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000.00) payable to the executor, or administrator, of the insured, shall inure to the heirs or legatees, freed from all liability for the debts of the decedent, except premiums paid on the policy by any one other than the insured, for debts due for expenses of last illness and for burial; but if the life of the deceased be otherwise insured for the benefit of his heirs or legatees at the time of his death, and they shall collect the same, the sum collected shall be deducted from the Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000.00) and the excess of the latter only shall be exempt. No fee shall be paid or allowed by the court to the executor or administrator for handling same.
SOURCES: Codes, 1892, Sec. 1965; 1906, Sec. 2141; Hemingway's 1917, Sec. 1814; 1930, Sec. 1757; 1942, Sec. 309; Laws, 1908, ch. 175; 1922, ch. 186 Laws, 1994, ch. 621, Sec. 2, eff from and after July 1, 1994