2016 Code of Alabama
Title 26 - INFANTS AND INCOMPETENTS.
Chapter 2A - ALABAMA UNIFORM GUARDIANSHIP AND PROTECTIVE PROCEEDINGS ACT.
Article 1 - General Provisions, Definitions and Jurisdiction of Court.
Division 3 - Scope, Jurisdiction, and Courts.
Section 26-2A-31 - Subject matter jurisdiction.

AL Code § 26-2A-31 (2016) What's This?
Section 26-2A-31Subject matter jurisdiction.

(a) To the full extent permitted by the constitution and as permitted under Article 2 of Chapter 2B of this title, the court has jurisdiction over all subject matter relating to estates of protected persons and protection of minors and incapacitated persons.

(b) The court has full power to make order, judgments, and decrees and take all other action necessary and proper to administer justice in the matters that come before it.

(c) The court has jurisdiction over protective proceedings and guardianship proceedings.

(d) If both guardianship and protective proceedings as to the same person are commenced or pending in the same court, the proceedings may be consolidated.

(e) No provision of this chapter shall be construed to void, abate, or diminish the powers or equity jurisdiction, when invoked, heretofore or hereafter granted by statute to certain probate courts.

(Acts 1987, No. 87-590, p. 975, §1-302; Act 2010-500, p. 782, §2.)

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