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The Vermont Statutes Online

The Vermont Statutes Online have been updated to include the actions of the 2023 session of the General Assembly.

NOTE: The Vermont Statutes Online is an unofficial copy of the Vermont Statutes Annotated that is provided as a convenience.

Title 14 : Decedents Estates and Fiduciary Relations

Chapter 066 : Settlement of Claims

(Cite as: 14 V.S.A. § 1216)
  • § 1216. Final distribution to domiciliary representative

    The estate of a nonresident decedent being administered by an executor or administrator appointed in this State shall, if there is an executor or administrator of the decedent’s domicile willing to receive it, be distributed to the domiciliary executor or administrator for the benefit of the successors of the decedent unless:

    (1) by virtue of the decedent’s will, if any, and applicable choice of law rules, the heirs, devisees, and legatees are identified pursuant to the local law of this State without reference to the local law of the decedent’s domicile;

    (2) the executor or administrator of this State, after reasonable inquiry, is unaware of the existence or identity of a domiciliary executor or administrator; or

    (3) the court orders otherwise in a proceeding for a final decree of distribution. In other cases, distribution of the estate of a decedent shall be made in accordance with the other sections of the chapter. (Added 1975, No. 240 (Adj. Sess.), § 7.)