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-35 - Jury trial.
(a) Except for proceedings in a court having general equity jurisdiction, a party is entitled to a trial by a jury of six disinterested persons in any proceeding to determine the incapacity of the individual and in other proceedings as to which a party has a constitutional right or a right under this chapter to a trial by jury. In any proceeding in a court having general equity jurisdiction, the right to trial by jury shall be determined under Alabama Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 38.
(b) If there is no right to trial by jury under subsection (a) or the right is waived, the court in its discretion may call a jury to decide any issue of fact, in which case the verdict is advisory only.(Acts 1987, No. 87-590, p. 975, §1-306.)
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