2020 Wyoming Statutes
Title 2 - Wills, Decedents' Estates and Probate Code
Chapter 1 - General Provisions
Article 2 - Distribution by Affidavit and Summary Procedure
Section 2-1-207 - Missing Distributees.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 2-1-207 (2020)

2-1-207. Missing distributees.

(a) The person or persons claiming to be the distributee or distributees of the decedent who filed the application shall make reasonable efforts to identify and locate all living distributees of the decedent having a right to succeed to the interests of the decedent in the property described in the application. If all distributees are not located, the distributee or distributees filing the application shall advise the court of the efforts made to locate missing distributees. "Missing distributees" means distributees who were identified pursuant to this subsection but who could not be located. If a distributee cannot be located, the court shall grant the application as follows:

(i) In the case of an interest in real property, the interest shall be set over to the missing distributee or distributees if known; and

(ii) In the case of all other interests, the court may direct that the share of the missing distributee or distributees be paid to the state treasurer under the Uniform Unclaimed Property Act, W.S. 34-24-101 through 34-24-140.

(b) The person or persons claiming to be a distributee or distributees of the decedent who filed the application shall report to the court upon payment of the share of the missing distributee or distributees.

(c) The court may order the missing distributee's or distributees' share to be liquidated for value.

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