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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 13. Decedents' Estates, Guardianships, Transfers, and Trusts.
- Chapter 16. Probate of Wills and Administration
- Section 150. Formal Testacy Proceeding; Notice of Hearing On Petition.
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AS 13.16.150. Formal Testacy Proceeding; Notice of Hearing On Petition.
- (a) Upon commencement of a formal testacy proceeding, the court shall fix a time and place of hearing. Notice shall be
given in the manner prescribed by AS 13.06.110
by the petitioner to the persons enumerated in this subsection and to any additional person who has filed a demand for
notice under AS 13.16.070
. Notice shall be given to the following persons: (1) the surviving spouse, children, and other heirs of the decedent;
(2) the devisees and executors named in any will that is being, or has been probated or offered for informal or formal
probate in the judicial district, or that is known by the petitioner to have been probated or offered for informal or
formal probate elsewhere; and (3) any personal representative of the decedent whose appointment has not been
terminated. Notice may be given to other persons. In addition, the petitioner shall give notice by publication to all
unknown persons and to all known persons whose addresses are unknown who have any interest in the matters being
- (b) If it appears by the petition or otherwise that the fact of the death of the alleged decedent may be in doubt, or on
the written demand of any interested person, a copy of the notice of the hearing on the petition shall be sent by
registered mail to the alleged decedent at the last known address of the alleged decedent. The court shall direct the
petitioner to report the results of, or make and report back concerning, a reasonably diligent search for the alleged
decedent in any manner that may seem advisable, including any or all of the following methods: (1) by inserting in one
or more suitable periodicals a notice requesting information from any person having knowledge of the whereabouts of the
alleged decedent; (2) by notifying lay enforcement officials and public welfare agencies in appropriate locations of
the disappearance of the alleged decedent; (3) by engaging the services of an investigator; the costs of any search so
directed shall be paid by the petitioner if there is no administration or by the estate of the decedent in case there
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