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Can I Be Named Personal Representative of an Estate?

Posted by Sarah-Kathryn Bryan | Mar 06, 2024 | 0 Comments

Who Has Priority to be Named Personal Representative in Alaska?

AS 13.16.065 states that in formal or informal probate, persons who are not disqualified have priority for appointment in the following order:

  1. The person who has priority as determined by a probated will, including a person nominated by a power conferred in a will;
  2. The surviving spouse of the decedent who is also a devisee of the decedent;
  3. Other devisees of the decedent;
  4. The surviving spouse of the decedent;
  5. Other heirs of the decedent;
  6. Any creditor of the estate, 45 days after the decedent's death.

Can a Personal Representative Be Removed?

An objection to an appointment can be made only in formal proceedings. There are many ways to have a personal representative removed, but it's important to have the assistance of a knowledgeable attorney to guide you through the process.  

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Sarah-Kathryn Bryan

Sarah Kathryn Bryan is an associate attorney at Shortell Law LLC. Ms. Bryan handles cases in family law, business, employment, estate planning and general civil litigation.


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