You are on page 1of 1

o bedding, and

o such provisions and other articles as will necessarily be consumed in the substinence of the family of the
 May a property claimed by a 3rd person be included in the inventory? YES.
o The order of the probate court including such is only prima facie determination and
o Does NOT preclude the claimants from maintaining an ordinary civil action for the determination of title
 May the widow and family of a deceased person receive an allowance during the settlement of the estate?
YES. (Sec 3)
 Are the grandchildren entitled to allowance? NO. the law limits the allowance to widow and children
 Aranas vs. Mercado (2014) 
Upon issuance of letters of administration to the surviving spouse, RTC becomes duty-bound to direct the preparation
and submission of the inventory of the properties of the estate, and the surviving spouse, as the administrator, has
the duty and responsibility to submit the inventory within 3 months from issuance of letters of administration.
 The word all demands inclusion of all real and personal properties
 But it is qualified by the phrase which has come into his possession or knowledge, which signifies that the
properties must be known to the administrator as decedent’s properties
 Sec 1 allows no exception for the phrase true inventory implies that no properties which appear to be owned
by the decedent can be excluded from the inventory, regardless of whether or not they are in the possession of
another entity
 Purpose of inventory: to aid the court in revising the accounts and determining the liabilities of the
executor or administrator and in making equitable distribution of the estate and facilitate
administration of estate
General Rule: jurisdiction of trial court, either as probate court or intestate court, relates only to matters having to
do with the probate of the will and/or settlement of the estate of deceased persons, but does NOT extend to the
determination of questions of ownership that arise during the proceedings
It may provisionally pass upon in an intestate or testate