Before being appointed executor or administrator, every person shall make and file an application that shall contain the names of the surviving spouse and all the next of kin of the deceased known to the applicant, their addresses of usual residence if known, a statement in general terms of what the estate consists and its probable value, and a statement of any indebtedness the deceased had against the applicant.
The application may be accompanied by a waiver signed by the persons who have priority to administer the estate, and, in the absence of a waiver, those persons shall be served notice for the purpose of ascertaining whether they desire to take or renounce administration. Minors who would have been entitled to priority to administer the estate except for their minority also shall be served notice pursuant to the Rules of Civil Procedure.
Letters of administration shall not be issued upon the estate of an intestate until the person to be appointed has made and filed a statement indicating that the person has no knowledge of a will of the intestate.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.52, SB 124, §1, eff. 1/13/2012.
Effective Date: 10-08-1992 .