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Ic 29-3-6-1 Notice Of Petition And Hearing; Persons To Whom Notice Must Be Given; Waiver Of Notice

Sec. 1. (a) When a petition for appointment of a guardian or for the issuance of a protective order is filed with the court, notice of the petition and the hearing on the petition shall be given by first class postage prepaid mail as follows:

(1) If the petition is for the appointment of a successor guardian, notice shall be given unless the court, for good cause shown, orders that notice is not necessary.

(2) If the petition is for the appointment of a temporary guardian, notice shall be given as required by IC 29-3-3-4.

(3) If the subject of the petition is a minor, notice of the petition and the hearing on the petition shall be given to the following persons whose whereabouts can be determined upon reasonable inquiry:

(A) The minor, if at least fourteen (14) years of age, unless the minor has signed the petition.

(B) Any living parent of the minor, unless parental rights have been terminated by a court order.

(C) Any person alleged to have had the principal care and custody of the minor during the sixty (60) days preceding the filing of the petition.

(D) Any other person that the court directs.

(4) If it is alleged that the person is an incapacitated person, notice of the petition and the hearing on the petition shall be given to the following persons whose whereabouts can be determined upon reasonable inquiry:

(A) The alleged incapacitated person, the alleged incapacitated person's spouse, and the alleged incapacitated person's adult children, or if none, the alleged incapacitated person's parents.

(B) Any person who is serving as a guardian for, or who has the care and custody of, the alleged incapacitated person.

(C) In case no person other than the incapacitated person is notified under clause (A), at least one (1) of the persons most closely related by blood or marriage to the alleged incapacitated person.

(D) Any person known to the petitioner to be serving as the alleged incapacitated person's attorney-in-fact under a durable power of attorney.

(E) Any other person that the court directs.

Notice is not required under this subdivision if the person to be notified waives notice or appears at the hearing on the petition.

(b) Whenever a petition (other than one for the appointment of a guardian or for the issuance of a protective order) is filed with the court, notice of the petition and the hearing on the petition shall be given to the following persons, unless they appear or waive notice:

(1) The guardian.

(2) Any other persons that the court directs, including the following:

(A) Any department, bureau, agency, or political subdivision of the United States or of this state that makes or awards compensation, pension, insurance, or other allowance for the benefit of an alleged incapacitated person.

(B) Any department, bureau, agency, or political subdivision of this state that may be charged with the supervision, control, or custody of an alleged incapacitated person.

As added by P.L.169-1988, SEC.1. Amended by P.L.264-1989, SEC.8; P.L.95-2007, SEC.13; P.L.143-2009, SEC.15; P.L.178-2011, SEC.5.

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Indiana
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Eric J. Holcomb
Eric Holcomb
January 9, 2017 -
Republican
317-233-5293
402 W. Washington Street, Room W160A, Indianapolis, IN, 46204

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