Lay/Family (Non-Professional) Guardian
Clerks must issue expiring Letters of Guardianship.
Letters may be valid for up to 5 years.
Guardians may not act without valid Letters of Guardianship.
- Current Guardians must complete mandatory, free training prior to filing intermediate account or report.
- Potential Guardians must complete mandatory, free training prior to appointment or under certain circumstances within 90 days of appointment.
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Within 90 days of appointment:
- Mandatory training must be completed.
- Guardian of the person and/or estate must notify all individuals identified by the Court of their right to request special notice.
- Guardian of the person and/or estate must file a notice naming a Standby Guardian.
- Guardian of the estate must file a final report within 90 days of the date of termination of guardianship or termination of appointment.
Within 120 days of appointment:
- The Court shall review intermediate accounts or reports.
Guardians can be sanctioned. If a guardian fails to file the intermediate report or account, or fails to appear at a review hearing, the Court has the authority to schedule a contempt hearing; appoint a guardian ad litem; require the guardian to attend training; remove the guardian; appoint a successor guardian; or take other action as the Court deems just and equitable.