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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 13. Decedents' Estates, Guardianships, Transfers, and Trusts.
- Chapter 12. Intestacy, Wills, and Donative Transfers
- Section 214. Protection of Payors and Other Third Parties.
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AS 13.12.214. Protection of Payors and Other Third Parties.
- (a) Although under AS 13.12.205
a payment, item of property, or other benefit is included in the decedent's nonprobate transfers to others, a payor or
other third party is not liable for having made a payment or transferred an item of property or other benefit to a
beneficiary designated in a governing instrument, or for having taken other action in good faith reliance on the
validity of a governing instrument, upon request and satisfactory proof of the decedent's death, before the payor or
other third party received written notice from the surviving spouse or spouse's representative of an intention to file
a petition for the elective share or that a petition for the elective share has been filed. A payor or other third
party is liable for payments made or other actions taken after the payor or other third party received written notice
of an intention to file a petition for the elective share or that a petition for the elective share has been filed.
- (b) The written notice under (a) of this section of intention to file a petition for the elective share or that a petition
for the elective share has been filed shall be mailed to the payor's or other third party's main office or home by
registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, or served upon the payor or other third party in the same
manner as a summons in a civil action. Upon receipt of written notice of intention to file a petition for the elective
share or that a petition for the elective share has been filed, a payor or other third party may pay any amount owed or
transfer or deposit an item of property held by it to or with the court having jurisdiction of the probate proceedings
relating to the decedent's estate, or if proceedings have not been commenced, to or with the court located in the
judicial district of the decedent's residence. The court shall hold the funds or item of property and, upon its
determination under AS 13.12.211(d), shall order
disbursement in accordance with the determination. If a petition is not filed in the court within the specified time
under AS 13.12.211
(a) or, if filed, the demand for an elective share is withdrawn under AS 13.12.211
(c), the court shall order disbursement to the designated beneficiary. Payments or transfers to the court or deposits
made into court discharge the payor or other third party from all claims for amounts so paid or the value of property
so transferred or deposited.
- (c) Upon petition to the court by the beneficiary designated in a governing instrument, a court may order that all or part
of the property paid or transferred into court under (b) of this section be paid to the beneficiary in an amount and
subject to conditions consistent with AS 13.12.201
Article 03. SPOUSE AND CHILDREN UNPROVIDED FOR IN WILLS
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