2021 Wyoming Statutes
Title 2 - Wills, Decedents' Estates and Probate Code
Chapter 4 - Intestate Succession
Article 2 - Procedure for Administration
Section 2-4-201 - Persons Entitled to Administer.
2-4-201. Persons entitled to administer.
(a) Administration of the estate of a person dying intestate shall be granted to one (1) or more of the persons mentioned in this section. The relatives of the deceased are entitled to administer only when they are entitled to succeed to his personal estate or some portion thereof. They are entitled to administer in the following order:
(i) The surviving husband or wife, or some competent person whom he or she may request to have appointed;
(ii) The children;
(iii) The father or mother;
(iv) The brothers or sisters;
(v) Repealed by Laws 1987, ch. 129, §§ 1, 2.
(vi) The grandchildren;
(vii) The next of kin entitled to share in the distribution of the estate;
(viii) The creditors;
(ix) Any person legally competent.
(b) If the decedent was a member of a partnership at the time of his death, the surviving partner shall not be appointed administrator of the estate if he is competent only by reason of paragraphs (a)(viii) and (ix) of this section.
(c) No nonresident of the state of Wyoming shall be appointed as administrator unless a resident of Wyoming is appointed as coadministrator.