2017 Wyoming Statutes
TITLE 2 - WILLS, DECEDENTS' ESTATES AND PROBATE CODE
CHAPTER 11 - FOREIGN WILLS
ARTICLE 1 - IN GENERAL
SECTION 2-11-105 - Procedure when foreign law does not require probate; filing, recording and effect.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 2-11-105 (2017)

2-11-105. Procedure when foreign law does not require probate; filing, recording and effect.

(a) When a duly authenticated copy of a will from any state or country where probate is not required by the laws of the state or country, with a duly authenticated certificate of the legal custodian of the original will that the same is a true copy and that the will has become operative by the laws of the state or country, and when a copy of a notarial will in possession of a notarial officer in a foreign state or country entitled to the custody thereof (the laws of which state or country require that the will remain in the custody of the notarial officer), duly authenticated by the notarial officer, is presented by the executor or other persons interested to the proper court in this state, the court shall take the proofs as may be appropriate.

(b) If it appears to the court that the instrument should be allowed in this state as the last will and testament of the deceased, the copy shall be filed and recorded and the will has the same effect as if originally proved and allowed in the court.

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