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Title 25Chapter ISubchapter CPart 15


TITLE 25—Indians

CHAPTER I—BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

SUBCHAPTER C—PROBATE

PART 15—PROBATE OF INDIAN ESTATES, EXCEPT FOR MEMBERS OF THE OSAGE NATION AND THE FIVE CIVILIZED TRIBES

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Subpart A—INTRODUCTION

§15.1
What is the purpose of this part?
§15.2
What definitions do I need to know?
§15.3
Who can make a will disposing of trust or restricted land or trust personalty?
§15.4
What are the requirements for a valid will?
§15.5
May I revoke my will?
§15.6
May my will be deemed revoked by operation of the law of any State?
§15.7
What is a self-proved will?
§15.8
May I make my will, codicil, or revocation self-proved?
§15.9
What information must be included in an affidavit for a self-proved will, codicil, or revocation?
§15.10
What assets will the Secretary probate?
§15.11
What are the basic steps of the probate process?
§15.12
What happens if assets in a trust estate may be diminished or destroyed while the probate is pending?
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Subpart B—STARTING THE PROBATE PROCESS

§15.101
When should I notify the agency of the death of a person owning trust or restricted property?
§15.102
Who may notify the agency of a death?
§15.103
How do I begin the probate process?
§15.104
Does the agency need a death certificate to prepare a probate file?
§15.105
What other documents does the agency need to prepare a probate file?
§15.106
May a probate case be initiated when an owner of an interest has been absent?
§15.107
Who prepares a probate file?
§15.108
If the decedent was not an enrolled member of a tribe or was a member of more than one tribe, who prepares the probate file?
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Subpart C—PREPARING THE PROBATE FILE

§15.201
What will the agency do with the documents that I provide?
§15.202
What items must the agency include in the probate file?
§15.203
What information must Tribes provide BIA to complete the probate file?
§15.204
When is a probate file complete?
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Subpart D—OBTAINING EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE AND FILING CLAIMS

§15.301
May I receive funds from the decedent's IIM account for funeral services?
§15.302
May I file a claim against an estate?
§15.303
Where may I file my claim against an estate?
§15.304
When must I file my claim?
§15.305
What must I include with my claim?
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Subpart E—PROBATE PROCESSING AND DISTRIBUTIONS

§15.401
What happens after BIA prepares the probate file?
§15.402
What happens after the probate file is referred to OHA?
§15.403
What happens after the probate order is issued?
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Subpart F—INFORMATION AND RECORDS

§15.501
How may I find out the status of a probate?
§15.502
Who owns the records associated with this part?
§15.503
How must records associated with this part be preserved?
§15.504
Who may inspect records and records management practices?
§15.505
How does the Paperwork Reduction Act affect this part?

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