(a)(1) Unless a timely request for judicial probate has been filed pursuant to subsection
(b) of this section, or unless a request has been filed pursuant to § 5-402 of this title within 6 months of administrative probate, any action taken after administrative
probate shall be final and binding as to all interested persons.
(2) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, a defect in a petition or
proceeding relating to administrative probate shall not affect the probate or the
grant of letters.
(b) An administrative probate may be set aside and a proceeding for judicial probate
instituted if, following a request by an interested person within 18 months of the
death of decedent, the court finds that:
(1) The proponent of a later offered will, in spite of the exercise of reasonable
diligence in efforts to locate any will, was actually unaware of the existence of
a will at the time of the prior probate;
(2) The notice provided in § 2-210 of this article was not given to such interested person nor did the interested person
have actual notice of the petition for probate; or
(3) There was fraud, material mistake, or substantial irregularity in the prior probate
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