1. The Laws of New York
  2. Court Acts
  3. Surrogate's Court Procedure
  4. Article 2: Jurisdiction and Powers


Section 208 Jurisdiction; how affected by locality of certain assets For the purpose of conferring jurisdiction upon the court: 1

Surrogate's Court Procedure (SCP)

Jurisdiction; how affected by locality of certain assets

  For the purpose of conferring jurisdiction upon the court:

  1. A debt or a cause of action for wrongful death, in favor of a non-domiciliary against a domiciliary, is deemed personal property in the county where the domiciliary, or either of two or more such domiciliaries resides, or if other than a natural person, such domiciliary has its principal office, except that a debt evidenced by a negotiable instrument is deemed for jurisdictional purposes personal property in the county of the situs of the instrument.

  2. An insurance policy upon the life of a non-domiciliary decedent shall have the situs of the principal office in this state of the company or corporation issuing the policy of insurance.

  3. A share of stock of a corporation of this state owned by a non-domiciliary is deemed personal property in the county where the corporation has its principal office.

  4. A life insurance policy or share of stock owned by a non-domiciliary is deemed personal property in the county where the policy or share of stock is situated, the provisions of subdivisions 2 and 3 notwithstanding.