43 CFR 30.120 - What authority does the judge have in probate cases?
(a) Determine the manner, location, and time of any hearing conducted under this part, and otherwise to administer the cases;
(b) Determine whether an individual is deemed deceased by reason of extended unexplained absence or other pertinent circumstances;
(f) Approve or disapprove any consolidation agreement;
(h) Allow or disallow claims by creditors;
(j) Determine whether a tribe has jurisdiction over the trust or restricted property and, if so, the right of the tribe to receive a decedent's trust or restricted property under 25 U.S.C. 2206(a)(2)(B)(v), 2206(a)(2)(D)(iii)(IV), or other applicable law;
(k) Issue subpoenas for the appearance of persons, the testimony of witnesses, and the production of documents at hearings or depositions under 25 U.S.C. 374, on the judge's initiative or, within the judge's discretion, on the request of an interested party;
(l) Administer oaths and affirmations;
(n) Order the production of documents and determine the scope and use of the documents;
(p) Grant or deny stays, waivers, and extensions;
(q) Rule on motions, requests, and objections;
(r) Rule on the admissibility of evidence;
(s) Permit the cross-examination of witnesses;
(u) Regulate the course of any hearing and the conduct of witnesses, interested parties, attorneys, and attendees at a hearing;
(v) Determine and impose sanctions and penalties allowed by law; and
(w) Take any action necessary to preserve the trust assets of an estate.