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Probate: Laws, Rules & Supreme Court Cases

Key Probate Law Citations | Laws/Statutes | Rules | Supreme Court Opinions

Key Probate Law Citations

PLEASE NOTE: The links below are to the current Alaska Statutes on the Alaska Legislature website.

Informal probate or appointment proceedings; application; contents AS 13.16.080
Informal probate; proof and findings required AS 13.16.090
Informal appointment proceedings; determinations required; denial of application AS 13.16.115
Formal testacy or appointment proceedings; petition; contents AS 13.16.145
Formal testacy proceedings; order; foreign will AS 13.16.180
Formal proceedings terminating administration; testate or intestate; order of general protection AS 13.16.620
Formal proceedings terminating testate administration; order construing will without adjudicating testacy AS 13.16.625
Closing estates; by sworn statement of personal representative AS 13.16.630
Small estates; closing by sworn statement of personal representative. AS 13.16.695
Delegation of powers by parent or guardian AS 13.26.020
Uniform Transfers to Minors Act AS 13.46.010 - .999

Laws / Statutes

The laws, also called statutes, are passed by the legislature. The statutes are available online on the Alaska Legislature's website, and the current print version is available at all Alaska Court System law libraries, your local Legislative Information Office (LIO), and many public libraries.

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Rules

The Alaska Rules of Court are the rules for the administration of all courts in the state and for practice and procedure in civil and criminal cases established by the supreme court under the authority of the Alaska Constitution. The current Rules are available online on the Alaska Court System website, and the print version is available at all Alaska Court System law libraries, your Legislative Information Office (LIO), and some public libraries.

Civil Cases are controlled by the Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure, these rules include Civil Rule 90.3, which governs how child support is calculated.

There are also Rules of Evidence, which control what information the Judge may consider when making a decision.

There are also special rules for Probate, Adoption and Child in Need of Aid proceedings.

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Supreme Court Cases

The Supreme Court interprets the meaning of the laws, rules and regulations and how they apply to various situations.

In the print version of the statutes and rules described above, you will find a summary of every supreme court case decided under a particular law or rule. The decisions of the Alaska Supreme Court are published in the Alaska Reporter. If you find a summary of a case that looks similar to your own (or if an attorney cites a case in his or her papers) you can read the case in the Alaska Reporter.

The Alaska Reporter is available in print at all Alaska Court System law libraries and some public libraries. Before the cases are printed in the Alaska Reporter they are called slip opinions. Slip opinions are available on the Alaska Court System website until they appear in print. If there is no law library near you, you can request copies from the Anchorage Law Library.

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Rev. 18 February 2014
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