UNIFORM PROBATE CODE
PROBATE OF WILLS AND ADMINISTRATION
FORMAL TESTACY AND APPOINTMENT PROCEEDINGS
15-3-409. Formal testacy proceedings — Order — Foreign will — Lost will. After the time required for any notice has expired, upon proof of notice, and after any hearing that may be necessary, if the court finds that the testator is dead, venue is proper and that the proceeding was commenced within the limitation prescribed by section 15-3-108 of this code, it shall determine the decedent’s domicile at death, his heirs and his state of testacy. Any will found to be valid and unrevoked shall be formally probated. Termination of any previous informal appointment of a personal representative, which may be appropriate in view of the relief requested and findings, is governed by section 15-3-612 of this code. The petition shall be dismissed or appropriate amendment allowed if the court is not satisfied that the alleged decedent is dead. A will from a place which does not provide for probate of a will after death, may be proved for probate in this state by a duly authenticated certificate of its legal custodian that the copy introduced is a true copy and that the will has become effective under the law of the other place. When a lost will is established, the provisions thereof must be found by the court and the findings filed and recorded as other wills are filed and recorded.
[I.C., sec. 15-3-409, as added by 1971, ch. 111, sec. 1, p. 233.]