2016 Wyoming Code
TITLE 2 - WILLS, DECEDENTS' ESTATES AND PROBATE CODE
CHAPTER 7 - ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES
ARTICLE 8 - FINAL REPORT, ACCOUNTING, DISTRIBUTION AND DISCHARGE
SECTION 2-7-801 - Declaration of policy; clerk to maintain calendar; administration to be completed within one year; exception.
2-7-801. Declaration of policy; clerk to maintain calendar; administration to be completed within one year; exception.
(a) It is the policy of the state of Wyoming that the administration of estates of decedents be completed as rapidly as possible consistent with due protection of the interests of creditors, taxing authorities and distributees. To effectuate this policy, this code shall be so construed.
(b) The clerk shall maintain a calendar as to each estate opened and shall bring to the attention of the court for appropriate action by the court on its own motion, any failure of any personal representative to meet any time deadlines provided by this code.
(c) The administration of each estate of a decedent shall be completed within one (1) year from the date of appointment of the personal representative unless good cause is demonstrated to the court by a verified report filed by the personal representative, and a court order approving continuance is entered. Failure to comply with this provision may be dealt with by the court by citation for contempt, order of removal and replacement of the personal representative, or any other remedy the court deems appropriate to bring about prompt closing of the estate.
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