2016 Arkansas Code
Title 28 - Wills, Estates, and Fiduciary Relationships
Subtitle 4 - Administration of Decedents' Estates
Chapter 41 - Distribution Without Administration
§ 28-41-103. Petition and order for no administration

AR Code ยง 28-41-103 (2016) What's This?

(a) Either with or without administration, if the court shall determine upon petition of an interested person that the personal property owned by a decedent at the time of his or her death does not exceed that to which the surviving spouse, if any, or minor children, if any, are by law entitled free of debt, as dower or curtesy and statutory allowances, then the court may enter an order vesting the entire estate in the surviving spouse and minor children, or the surviving spouse or minor children.

(b) The statutory allowances payable to or for the benefit of the minor children of the decedent may be paid to the surviving parent without the interposition of a guardian if the surviving parent has custody of the minor children.

(c) The petition may be granted without notice or upon such notice as the court may direct.

(d) (1) The order shall specifically describe the property vested thereby.

(2) The order, to the extent of the property specifically described in the order, until revoked, shall constitute sufficient legal authority to all persons owing any money, having custody of any property, or acting as registrar or transfer agent of any evidence of interest, indebtedness, property, or right belonging to the decedent and to persons purchasing or otherwise dealing with the property, for payment or transfer to the persons described in the order as entitled to receive the property.

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