Priority of Will Contests in Different States

Son of decedent petitioned for probate in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 11 August 2011 with a 2010 will, and husband of decedent filed a petition for administration in the probate court of Palm Beach County, Florida, on 24 August 2011 with a 1991 will, resulting in a will contest in both courts; District Court of Appeals of Florida, Fourth District reversed the trial courts refusal to stay Florida probate proceedings, because of the principle of priority, and under Pennsylvania law, the Register of Wills had established jurisdiction first.  Perelman v. Perelman, 4 Fid. Rep. 3d 58 (D.C.A. Fla. Fourth Dist. 2013) (Opinion by Taylor, J.)

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