Alaska Statutes.
Title 13. Decedents' Estates, Guardianships, Transfers, and Trusts.
Chapter 6. General Provisions, Definitions, and Probate Jurisdiction of Court
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AS 13.06.010. Purposes; Rule of Construction.

   (a) AS 13.06 - AS 13.36 shall be liberally construed and applied to promote their underlying purposes and policies.
   (b) The underlying purposes and policies of AS 13.06 - AS 13.36 are to
        (1) simplify and clarify the law concerning the affairs of decedents, missing persons, protected persons, minors, and incapacitated persons;
        (2) discover and make effective the intent of a decedent in distribution of the decedent's property;
        (3) promote a speedy and efficient system for liquidating the estate of the decedent and making distribution to the decedent's successors;
        (4) facilitate use and enforcement of certain trusts; and
        (5) make uniform the law among the various jurisdictions.

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