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CHAPTER 29A-3

PROBATE OF WILLS AND ADMINISTRATION

PART 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS.

29A-3-101      Devolution of estate at death; restrictions.
29A-3-102      Necessity of order of probate for will.
29A-3-103      Necessity of appointment for administration.
29A-3-104      Claims against decedent--Necessity of administration.
29A-3-105      Proceedings affecting devolution and administration--Jurisdiction of subject matter.
29A-3-106      Reserved.
29A-3-107      Scope of proceedings--Proceedings independent--Exception.
29A-3-108      Probate, testacy, and appointment proceedings--Ultimate time limit.
29A-3-109      Statutes of limitation on decedent's cause of action.

PART 2. VENUE FOR PROBATE AND ADMINISTRATION--PRIORITY TO ADMINISTER;
DEMAND FOR NOTICE.
29A-3-201      Venue for first and subsequent estate proceedings--Location of property.
29A-3-202      Appointment or testacy proceedings--Conflicting claim of domicile in another state.
29A-3-203      Priority among persons seeking appointment as personal representative.
29A-3-204      Demand for notice of order or filing concerning decedent's estate.
PART 3. INFORMAL PROBATE AND APPOINTMENT PROCEEDINGS--SUCCESSION
WITHOUT ADMINISTRATION.
29A-3-301      Informal probate or appointment proceedings--Application--Contents.
29A-3-302      Informal probate--Duty of clerk--Effect of informal probate.
29A-3-303      Informal probate--Proof and findings required.
29A-3-304      Reserved.
29A-3-305      Informal probate--Clerk not satisfied.
29A-3-306      Informal probate--Notice requirements.
29A-3-307      Informal appointment proceedings--Delay in order--Duty of Clerk--Effect of appointment.
29A-3-308      Informal appointment proceedings--Proof and findings required.
29A-3-309      Informal appointment proceedings--Clerk not satisfied.
29A-3-310      Informal appointment proceedings--Notice requirements.
29A-3-311      Informal appointment unavailable in certain cases.
PART 4. FORMAL TESTACY AND APPOINTMENT PROCEEDING.

29A-3-401      Formal testacy proceedings--Nature--When commenced.
29A-3-402      Formal testacy or appointment proceedings--Petition; contents.
29A-3-403      Formal testacy proceedings--Notice of hearing on petition.
29A-3-404      Formal testacy proceedings--Written objections to probate.
29A-3-405      Formal testacy proceedings--Uncontested cases--Hearings and proof.
29A-3-406      Formal testacy proceedings--Contested cases--Testimony of attesting witnesses.
29A-3-407      Formal testacy proceedings--Burdens in contested cases.
29A-3-408      Formal testacy proceedings--Will construction--Effect of final order in another jurisdiction.
29A-3-409      Formal testacy proceedings--Order--Foreign will.
29A-3-410      Formal testacy proceedings--Probate of more than one instrument.
29A-3-411      Formal testacy proceedings--Partial intestacy.
29A-3-412      Formal testacy proceedings--Effect of order--Vacation.
29A-3-413      Reserved.
29A-3-414      Formal proceedings concerning appointment of personal representative.
PART 5. SUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION.

29A-3-501      Supervised administration--Nature of proceeding.
29A-3-502      Supervised administration--Petition--Order.
29A-3-503      Supervised administration--Effect on other proceedings.
29A-3-504      Supervised administration--Powers of personal representative.
29A-3-505      Supervised administration--Interim orders--Distribution and closing orders.
PART 6. PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE, APPOINTMENT, CONTROL AND
TERMINATION OF AUTHORITY.
29A-3-601      Qualification.
29A-3-602      Acceptance of appointment--Consent to jurisdiction.
29A-3-603      Bond not required without court order, exceptions.
29A-3-604      Bond amount--Security--Procedure--Reduction.
29A-3-605      Reserved.
29A-3-606      Terms and conditions of bonds.
29A-3-607      Order restraining personal representative.
29A-3-608      Termination of appointment--General.
29A-3-609      Termination of appointment--Death or disability.
29A-3-610      Termination of appointment--Voluntary.
29A-3-611      Termination of appointment by removal--Cause; procedure.
29A-3-612      Termination of appointment--Change of testacy status.
29A-3-613      Successor personal representative.
29A-3-614      Special administrator--Appointment.
29A-3-615      Special administrator--Who may be appointed.
29A-3-616      Special administrator--Appointed informally--Powers and duties.
29A-3-617      Special administrator--Formal proceedings--Power and duties.
29A-3-618      Termination of appointment--Special administrator.
PART 7. DUTIES AND POWERS OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES.

29A-3-701      Time of accrual of duties and powers.
29A-3-702      Priority among different letters.
29A-3-703      General duties--Relation and liability to persons interested in estate--Standing to sue.
29A-3-704      Personal representative to proceed without court order--Exception.
29A-3-705      Duty of personal representative--Information to heirs and devisees.
29A-3-706      Duty of personal representative--Inventory and appraisement.
29A-3-707      Employment of appraisers.
29A-3-708      Duty of personal representative--Supplementary inventory.
29A-3-709      Duty of personal representative--Possession of estate.
29A-3-710      Power to avoid transfers.
29A-3-711      Powers of personal representatives--In general.
29A-3-712      Improper exercise of power--Breach of fiduciary duty.
29A-3-713      Sale, encumbrance, or transaction involving conflict of interest--Voidable--Exceptions.
29A-3-714      Persons dealing with personal representative--Protection.
29A-3-715      Transactions authorized for personal representatives--Exceptions.
29A-3-716      Powers and duties of successor personal representative.
29A-3-717      Co-representatives--When joint action required.
29A-3-718      Powers of surviving personal representative.
29A-3-719      Compensation of personal representative.
29A-3-720      Expenses in estate litigation.
29A-3-721      Proceedings for review of employment of agents and compensation of personal representatives and employees of estate.
PART 8. CREDITORS' CLAIMS.

29A-3-801      Notice to creditors.
29A-3-802      Statutes of limitations.
29A-3-803      Limitations on presentation of claims.
29A-3-804      Manner of presentation of claims.
29A-3-805      Classification of claims.
29A-3-806      Allowance of claims.
29A-3-807      Payment of claims.
29A-3-808      Individual liability of personal representative.
29A-3-809      Secured claims.
29A-3-810      Claims not due and contingent or unliquidated claims.
29A-3-811      Counterclaims.
29A-3-812      Execution and levies prohibited.
29A-3-813      Compromise of claims.
29A-3-814      Encumbered assets.
29A-3-815      Administration in more than one state--Duty of personal representative.
29A-3-816      Final distribution to domiciliary representative.
29A-3-817      Department of Social Services' claim for indebtedness incurred by paying for medical assistance or care.
PART 9. SPECIAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO DISTRIBUTION.

29A-3-901      Successors' rights if no administration.
29A-3-902      Abatement--Order and amount.
29A-3-903      Right of retainer.
29A-3-904      Interest on general pecuniary devise.
29A-3-905      Penalty clause for contest.
29A-3-906      Distribution in kind--Valuation--Method.
29A-3-907      Distribution in kind--Evidence.
29A-3-908      Distribution--Right or title of distributee.
29A-3-909      Improper distribution--Liability of distributee.
29A-3-910      Purchasers from distributees protected.
29A-3-911      Partition for purpose of distribution.
29A-3-912      Private agreements among successors to decedent binding on personal representative.
29A-3-913      Reserved.
29A-3-914      Disposition of unclaimed assets.
29A-3-915      Distribution to person under disability.
29A-3-916      Apportionment of estate taxes.
PART 10. CLOSING ESTATES.

29A-3-1001      Formal proceedings terminating administration--Testate or intestate--Order of general protection.
29A-3-1002      Reserved.
29A-3-1003      Closing estates--By sworn statement of personal representative.
29A-3-1004      Liability of distributees to claimants.
29A-3-1005      Limitations on proceedings against personal representatives.
29A-3-1006      Limitations on actions and proceedings against distributees.
29A-3-1007      Certificate discharging liens securing fiduciary performance.
29A-3-1008      Subsequent administration.
PART 11. COMPROMISE OF CONTROVERSIES.

29A-3-1101      Effect of approval of agreements involving trusts, inalienable interests, or interests of third persons.
29A-3-1102      Procedure for securing court approval of compromise.
PART 12. COLLECTION OF PERSONAL PROPERTY BY AFFIDAVIT AND SUMMARY
ADMINISTRATION PROCEDURE FOR SMALL ESTATES.
29A-3-1201      Collection of personal property by affidavit.
29A-3-1202      Effect of affidavit.
APPENDIX TO CHAPTER 29A-3.     


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