(A) A person who executes a will allegedly in conformity with the laws of this state may file a complaint in the probate court of the county in which the person is domiciled if the person is domiciled in this state or in the probate court of the county in which any of the person's real property is located if the person is not domiciled in this state for a judgment declaring the validity of the will.
The complaint may be filed in the form determined by the probate court of the county in which it is filed.
The complaint shall name as parties defendant all persons named in the will as beneficiaries, and all of the persons who would be entitled to inherit from the testator under Chapter 2105. of the Revised Code had the testator died intestate on the date the complaint was filed.
For the purposes of this section, "domicile" shall be determined at the time of filing the complaint with the probate court.
(B) The failure of a testator to file a complaint for a judgment declaring the validity of a will the testator has executed shall not be construed as evidence or an admission that the will was not properly executed pursuant to section 2107.03 of the Revised Code or any prior law of this state in effect at the time of execution or as evidence or an admission that the testator did not have the requisite testamentary capacity or was under any restraint.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.52,SB 124, §1, eff. 1/13/2012.
Effective Date: 01-01-1979