2020 Wyoming Statutes
Title 2 - Wills, Decedents' Estates and Probate Code
Chapter 4 - Intestate Succession
Article 1 - In General
Section 2-4-105 - Alienage Not to Affect Inheritance; Exception; Burden of Proof; When Property to Escheat to State.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 2-4-105 (2020)

2-4-105. Alienage not to affect inheritance; exception; burden of proof; when property to escheat to state.

(a) The alienage of the legal heirs shall not invalidate any title to real estate which shall descend or pass from the decedent, except that no nonresident alien who is a citizen of any country foreign to the United States of America, shall by any manner or means acquire real property in this state by succession or testamentary disposition if the laws of the country of which the nonresident alien is a citizen do not allow citizens of the United States of America to take real property by succession or by testamentary disposition.

(b) If a decedent leaves no heirs, devisees or legatees entitled to take real property under the terms of this act, the decedent's property shall escheat to the state of Wyoming as now provided by law for escheat property.

(c) The burden of proof is upon a nonresident alien to establish the existence of reciprocal rights asserted by him.

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