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Samoa Americana
AS
Postal address: 
American Samoa Bar Association
 Post Office Box 23
 Pago Pago , American Samoa 96799
Working languages: 
inglês

We are the licensing body and the official bar association for all of those who practice law in American Samoa. The American Samoa Bar Association serves to promote justice, the rule of law, and the interests of the legal system. We do this through public education, legislative review, promoting the judiciary, and advocating the rule of law. We also offer a legal scholarship to a student that shows exemplary academics and a desire to promote the rule of law in American Samoa.

American Samoa Bar Association Resources

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Legislação
Samoa Americana, Oceânia

This Chapter makes provision for guardianship in relationship with adminsitartion of estates of a minor or of a person who is for any cause mentally or physically incompetent to manage his own property. Guardianship proceedings shall be administered in the Trial Division of the High Court, which shall have exclusive jurisdiction over guardianships. Section 3 defines the qualifications of guardianship. Every guardian shall have power to sell the personal estate which has come into his hands, under such terms and conditions as may be imposed by the Trial Division of the High Court.

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Legislação
Samoa Americana, Oceânia

This Chapter provides for certain aspects of inheritance of real property. When any person having any title to any real property dies without disposing of such real property by will, it shall be succeeded to and must be distributed, subject to the payment of debts and the rights of dower, in the manner as set out in section 2. If there is no one capable of succeeding to either real or personal property, the real and personal property of the decedent shall escheat to the government as the ultimate heir.

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Legislação
Samoa Americana, Oceânia

This Chapter provides for the disposal of (real) property by will and execution of wills. It defines certain requirements regarding execution, rights of spouse of the deceased person and legal procedures. A surviving spouse may elect to take dower instead of property devised or bequeathed to such spouse.

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Legislação
Samoa Americana, Oceânia

The Provisions of this Chapter regulate certain aspects of the creation and enforceability of mortgages on real property or fixtures. Every transfer of an interest in real property or fixtures made as security for the performance of another act or subject to defeasance upon the payment of an obligation, whether the transfer is made in trust or otherwise, is to be considered a mortgage and shall create a lien only as security for the obligation and shall not be deemed to pass title.

Library Resource
Legislação
Samoa Americana, Oceânia

The senior matai in charge of communal lands belonging to his family, or the male members of the family owning and residing on communal lands, or the owner of individually owned lands or freehold lands, shall have the power and authority, as limited by this Chapter, to agree with any person that any structure now existing or hereinafter erected on such lands shall not be or become a part of the real estate, but shall remain separate and distinct therefrom, subject to ownership separate from the land, and also subject to the right of removal by the owner of the structure.

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