Nebraska Revised Statute 8-1404

Chapter 8 Section 1404

8-1404.

Death of decedent; information regarding financial or property interests; furnished; to whom; affidavit; contents; immunity from liability; applicability of section.

(1) This section does not apply to:

(a) Real property owned by a decedent; or

(b) The contents of a safe deposit box rented by a decedent from a state-chartered or federally chartered bank, savings bank, building and loan association, savings and loan association, or credit union.

(2) After the death of a decedent, a person (a) indebted to the decedent or (b) having possession of (i) personal property, (ii) an instrument evidencing a debt, (iii) an obligation, (iv) a chose in action, (v) a life insurance policy, (vi) a bank account, (vii) a certificate of deposit, or (viii) intangible property, including annuities, fixed income investments, mutual funds, cash, money market accounts, or stocks, belonging to the decedent, shall furnish the value of the indebtedness or property on the date of death and the names of the known or designated beneficiaries of property described in this subsection to a person who is (A) an heir at law of the decedent, (B) a devisee of the decedent or a person nominated as a personal representative in a will of the decedent, or (C) an agent or attorney authorized in writing by any such person described in subdivision (A) or (B) of this subdivision, with a copy of such authorization attached to the affidavit, and who also presents an affidavit containing the information required by subsection (3) of this section.

(3) An affidavit presented under subsection (2) of this section shall state:

(a) The name, address, social security number if available, and date of death of the decedent;

(b) The name and address of the affiant and that the affiant is (i) an heir at law of the decedent, (ii) a devisee of the decedent or a person nominated as a personal representative in a will of the decedent, or (iii) an agent or attorney authorized in writing by any such person described in subdivision (i) or (ii) of this subdivision;

(c) That the disclosure of the value on the date of death is necessary to determine whether the decedent's estate can be administered under the summary procedures set forth in section 30-24,125, to assist in the determination of the inheritance tax in an estate that is not subject to probate, or to assist a conservator or guardian in the preparation of a final accounting subsequent to the death of the decedent;

(d) That the affiant is answerable and accountable for the information received to the decedent's personal representative, if any, or to any other person having a superior right to the property or indebtedness;

(e) That the affiant swears or affirms that all statements in the affidavit are true and material and further acknowledges that any false statement may subject the person to penalties relating to perjury under section 28-915; and

(f) That no application or petition for the appointment of a personal representative is pending or has been granted in any jurisdiction.

(4) A person presented with an affidavit under subsection (2) of this section shall provide the requested information within five business days after being presented with the affidavit.

(5) A person who acts in good faith reliance on an affidavit presented under subsection (2) of this section is immune from liability for the disclosure of the requested information.