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The Basics of Probate

Authored By: Alaska Legal Services - Anchorage LSC Funded

Special Procedures for Native Estates: Native Estates

Native Estates

Authored By: Alaska Legal Services - Anchorage LSC Funded
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Basics of Probate Basics of Probate

Basics of Probate

Basics of Probate

When There the Deceased’s Estate Contains Federally Protected Native Trust Property

There are special procedures involved when a person owning restricted Native property dies. The Bureau of Indian Affairs is responsible for determining how the restricted property is to be divided. The BIA has special judges who decide whether the deceased had a Will and whether it is valid or not. When a person owning restricted Native property dies, relatives should contact BIA Realty or the appropriate local BIA subcontractor in order to start the probate process.

When There the Deceased’s Estate contains Alaska Native Claims Settlement (ANCSA) stock

If the deceased owned Native corporation stock pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, the corporation is responsible for determining how the shares are to be distributed. Relatives should contact each corporation in order to start that process