2020 Code of Alabama
Title 43 - Wills and Decedents' Estates.
Chapter 6 - Escheats.
Section 43-6-2 - Notice by Representative.
Notice by representative.
The personal representative of any person leaving property not devised or bequeathed, or where the devisees or legatees are incapable of taking and such representative is unable to ascertain any lawful heirs or distributees or persons capable of taking within six months after the grant of letters testamentary or of administration, must give notice thereof in some newspaper published in the state once a week for three successive weeks; but it shall not be necessary for any personal representative to institute escheat proceedings under this chapter until the debts of the decedent have been paid.
(Code 1852, §2065; Code 1867, §2457; Code 1876, §2852; Code 1886, §1937; Code 1896, §1753; Code 1907, §3919; Code 1923, §7615; Code 1940, T. 16, §26.)