40.0301 Jurisdiction.

Cite as [A.S.C.A. § 40.0301]

(a) The estates of deceased persons shall be administered in the Trial Division of the High Court, which shall have exclusive jurisdiction over such estates.

(b) The Trial Division of the High Court has jurisdiction to take proof of wills and grant letters testamentary, letters of administration, and letters of administration with will annexed, when the decedent at or immediately previous to his death was domiciled in American Samoa or left property or assets in, or to be received in, American Samoa.

History: 1962, PL 7-32; amd 1979, PL 16-53 § 10.

Amendments: 1979 Substituted “Trial Division” for “Probate Division" in both subsections.