Guardianship

Petition for Appointment of Guardian

  • Initially, an Attorney must file a Petition for Appointment of Guardian with the Court by bring the said Petition to the Register of Wills/Clerk of the Orphans' Court Office with filing fees.
  • A copy must be presented to the Court Administrators Office with Certificate of Presentation, receipt for filing fee, and Proposed Order for a hearing date.
  • Guardians are then required to file an Inventory within 3 months.
  • Annual Reports should be filed at least once within the first 12 months of his/her appointment and at east annually thereafter.
  • In addition, within 60 days of death of the incapacitated person, the Guardian shall fall a final report with the Court.

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