Revocation of Spousal Election Allowed

The Orphans’ Court did not abuse its discretion in allowing a surviving spouse to revoke her election against her husband’s will three and a half years after the deadline for making the election when the spouse did not have full knowledge of essential facts when she made the election and no other parties would be prejudiced by the delay. In re: Estate of Caleem L. Jabbour, Deceased, 2020 PA Super 299, 244 A.3d 1254 (12/30/2020), rev’d 13 WAP 2021, ___ A.3d ___ (6/22/2022). (A previous Superior Court opinion, which also affirmed the lower court and was published as 2020 PA Super 244 on 10/7/2020, was withdrawn following reargument.)

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