CCP 3194     

Art. 3194.  Contracts between succession representative and succession prohibited; penalties for failure to comply

A succession representative cannot in his personal capacity or as representative of any other person make any contracts with the succession of which he is a representative.  He cannot acquire any property of the succession, or interest therein, personally or by means of third persons, except as provided in Article 3195.

All contracts prohibited by this article are voidable and the succession representative shall be liable to the succession for all damages resulting therefrom.