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


Section 210 Jurisdictional predicate 1

Surrogate's Court Procedure (SCP)

Jurisdictional predicate

  1. Traditional bases. The court shall exercise jurisdiction over persons and property as heretofore or hereafter permitted by law.

  2. Additional bases.

  (a) The court may exercise personal jurisdiction over any non-domiciliary, or his fiduciary, as to any matter within the subject matter jurisdiction of the court arising from any act or omission of the non-domiciliary within the state, either in person or through an agent and the court may exercise personal jurisdiction over any non-domiciliary, or his fiduciary, as to any matter arising from any act or omission of the non-domiciliary without the state affecting the real property in this state which was in the name of the domiciliary decedent of an estate or personal property which was on deposit in this state in a savings bank, savings and loan institution, commercial bank, lending institution or a brokerage account, stocks, bonds or other marketable securities registered in the name of the domiciliary decedent or with another within one year of the date of death of the domiciliary decedent.

  (b) The receipt and acceptance of any property paid or distributed out of and as part of the administration of an estate subject to the jurisdiction of the court, other than the payment of taxes under article 26 of the tax law to the commissioner of taxation and finance, shall constitute a submission by such recipient to the jurisdiction of the court as to any matter concerning the payment or distribution, including proceedings for the recovery thereof.