Section 26-2A-32

Venue; multiple proceedings; transfer.

(a) If a proceeding under this chapter could be maintained in more than one place in this state, the court in which the proceeding is first commenced has the exclusive right to proceed.

(b) If proceedings concerning the same estate, protected person, or ward are commenced in more than one court of this state, the court in which a proceeding was first commenced shall continue to hear the matter and determine venue. Any other court shall hold the matter in abeyance until the question of venue is decided. If the ruling court determines that venue is properly in another court, it shall transfer the proceeding to the other court.

(c) If the court finds that in the interest of justice a proceeding or a file should be located in another court of this state, the court may transfer the proceeding or file to the other court.

(Acts 1987, No. 87-590, p. 975, §1-303.)