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Jurisdictions of county courts in Nebraska are more clearly defined by a bill passed Feb. 27.
LB314, introduced by Lincoln Sen. Matt Hansen, clarifies several different areas of jurisdiction for county courts that are consistent with the court’s existing jurisdiction regarding probate, guardianship and conservatorship.
The law establishes the county court’s exclusive original jurisdiction in any action involving the power of attorney for certain health care cases and certain cases arising under the Nebraska Uniform Custodial Trust Act and the Nebraska Uniform Transfers to Minors Act.
LB314 also establishes the county court’s concurrent original jurisdiction involving any matter relating to a power of attorney and the inaction of any agent acting under a power of attorney and certain cases arising under the Uniform Principal and Income Act and the Uniform Testamentary Additions to Trusts Act.
The bill passed on a 47-0 vote.