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(a) A foreign will or an out-of-state will duly admitted to probate or established under the laws of the domiciliary jurisdiction may be admitted to ancillary probate in solemn form upon proof that the will has not been offered for probate in this state in proceedings in which a caveat to such probate has been finally sustained or is pending.
(b) For purposes of ancillary probate of out-of-state wills, when the out-of-state will has been admitted to probate or established in the domiciliary jurisdiction, the will may be admitted to ancillary probate in solemn form upon production of a properly certified copy of the will and a properly authenticated copy of the final proceedings in the jurisdiction in which the will was probated or established, certified according to Code Section 24-9-922 , and may be attacked or resisted on the same grounds as other judicial proceedings from a state of the United States.
(c) For purposes of ancillary probate of a foreign will, if the foreign will has been probated or established under the laws of the domiciliary jurisdiction, a certified copy of the will and an authenticated copy of the final proceedings in the jurisdiction in which the will was probated or established, under the seal of the court, shall be prima-facie evidence of the due execution of the will and the will may be admitted to ancillary probate but may be objected to by caveat or rebutted by proof, as in the case of a will offered for original probate.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Georgia Code Title 53. Wills, Trusts, and Administration of Estates § 53-5-33 - last updated April 14, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ga/title-53-wills-trusts-and-administration-of-estates/ga-code-sect-53-5-33/
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