CCP 3096     

Art. 3096.  Appointment when no opposition; appointment after trial of opposition

At the hearing on the application for appointment as administrator, if no opposition thereto has been filed, the court shall appoint the applicant, unless he is disqualified under Article 3097.

If an opposition to the application for appointment has been filed prior to the hearing thereon, the court shall assign the opposition for trial.  After this trial, the court shall appoint as administrator the qualified claimant having the highest priority of appointment.

If all of the claimants are disqualified under Article 3097, the court shall appoint a qualified person who is willing to accept the administration of the succession.