1. The Laws of New York
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  4. Article 2: Jurisdiction and Powers


Section 204 Presumption of jurisdiction Where the jurisdiction of the court to make a decree or other determination is drawn in question collaterally...

Surrogate's Court Procedure (SCP)

Presumption of jurisdiction

  Where the jurisdiction of the court to make a decree or other determination is drawn in question collaterally, the jurisdiction is presumptively and in the absence of fraud or collusion, conclusively established by an allegation of the jurisdictional facts contained in a verified pleading. Jurisdiction of the parties is presumptively proved by a recital to that effect in the decree.