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§ 5614. Jurisdiction and venue

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 20 Pa.C.S.A. Decedents, Estates and FiduciariesEffective: January 1, 2017

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 20 Pa.C.S.A. Decedents, Estates and Fiduciaries (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 56. Powers of Attorney (Refs & Annos)
Effective: January 1, 2017
20 Pa.C.S.A. § 5614
§ 5614. Jurisdiction and venue
(a) County having venue.--Venue of any matter pertaining to the exercise of a power by an agent acting under a power of attorney as provided in this chapter shall be in the county in which the principal is domiciled, a resident or residing in a long-term care facility.
(b) Declining jurisdiction.--
(1) A court having jurisdiction may decline to exercise jurisdiction if at any time it determines that a court of another county or state is a more appropriate forum.
(2) If a court of this Commonwealth declines to exercise jurisdiction, it shall either dismiss the proceeding or stay the proceeding upon condition that a proceeding be promptly commenced in another county or state. A court may impose any other condition that it deems appropriate.


2016, July 8, P.L. 497, No. 79, § 10, effective Jan. 1, 2017.
20 Pa.C.S.A. § 5614, PA ST 20 Pa.C.S.A. § 5614
Current through Act 13 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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