Can Personal Representatives Be Held Personally Liable For Estate Taxes or Debts in Indiana?

No. If there are not sufficient assets to discharge the debts of the decedent, the personal representative or executor for the estate is not personally responsible for deficiencies so long as they are following their fiduciary duties. Instead, creditors are paid in accordance with the law based upon the available assets. We are available to provide guidance on how to address these debts.