UNIFORM PROBATE CODE
PROBATE OF WILLS AND ADMINISTRATION
INFORMAL PROBATE AND APPOINTMENT PROCEEDINGS
15-3-307. Informal appointment proceedings — Delay in order — Duty of registrar — Effect of appointment. (a) Upon receipt of an application for informal appointment of a personal representative other than a special administrator as provided in section 15-3-614 of this code, if at least one hundred twenty (120) hours have elapsed since the decedent’s death, the registrar, after making the findings required by section 15-3-308 of this chapter, shall appoint the applicant subject to qualification and acceptance; provided, that if the decedent was a nonresident, the registrar shall delay the order of appointment until thirty (30) days have elapsed since death unless the personal representative appointed at the decedent’s domicile is the applicant, or unless the decedent’s will directs that his estate be subject to the laws of this state.
(b) The status of personal representative and the powers and duties pertaining to the office are fully established by informal appointment. An appointment, and the office of personal representative created thereby, is subject to termination as provided in sections 15-3-608 through 15-3-612 of this code, but is not subject to retroactive vacation.
[I.C., sec. 15-3-307, as added by 1971, ch. 111, sec. 1, p. 233.]