Quantcast
Home / Opinion Digests / Civil Practice / Civil Practice – Subject Matter Jurisdiction – Constitutional – Full Faith & Credit – Florida Ruling – Trusts & Estates  (access required)

Civil Practice – Subject Matter Jurisdiction – Constitutional – Full Faith & Credit – Florida Ruling – Trusts & Estates  (access required)

Melvin v. Wachovia Bank, N.A. Petitioner’s decedent lived in Florida, and respondent was the executor of her Florida estate. Even though the executor opened an ancillary estate in Macon County, N.C. in order to transfer real property to one of decedent’s trusts, since the fees for the executor’s services in the ancillary N.C. estate were included in an un-appealed order in the Florida estate proceedings, the Florida fee award is entitled to full faith and credit and may not be collaterally attacked in N.C. courts.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*