2020 Delaware Code
Title 12 - Decedents' Estates and Fiduciary Relations
Chapter 39A. Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act
§ 39A-207 Proceedings in more than 1 state.

Universal Citation: 12 DE Code § 39A-207. (2020)
§ 39A-207. Proceedings in more than 1 state.

Except for a petition for the appointment of a guardian in an emergency or issuance of a protective order limited to property located in this State under § 39A-202(a)(1) or (a)(2) of this title, if a petition for the appointment of a guardian or issuance of a protective order is filed in this State and in another state and neither petition has been dismissed or withdrawn, the following rules apply:

(1) If the Court has jurisdiction under § 39A-201 of this title, it may proceed with the case unless a court in another state acquires jurisdiction under provisions similar to § 39A-201 of this title before the appointment or issuance of the order.

(2) If the Court does not have jurisdiction under § 39A-201 of this title, whether at the time the petition is filed or at any time before the appointment or issuance of the order, the Court shall stay the proceeding and communicate with the court in the other state. If the court in the other state has jurisdiction, the court in this State shall dismiss the petition unless the court in the other state determines that the court in this State is a more appropriate forum.

76 Del. Laws, c. 380, § 5; 
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