(a) If the estate is otherwise sufficient, property specifically devised may not be used to satisfy rights to exempt property. Subject to this restriction, the surviving spouse, guardians or conservators of minor children, or children who are adults may select property of the estate as exempt property. The personal representative may make those selections if the surviving spouse, the children, or the guardians of the minor children are unable or fail to do so within a reasonable time or there is no guardian of a minor child.
(b) The personal representative may execute an instrument or deed of distribution to establish the ownership of property taken as exempt property.
(c) The personal representative or an interested person aggrieved by any selection, determination, payment, proposed payment, or failure to act under this section may petition the court for appropriate relief, which may include a selection or determination under this section other than that which the surviving spouse, guardians or conservators of minor children, children who are adults, or the personal representative selected, could have selected, determined, or could have determined.
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes