2016 Code of Alabama
Article 2 - Protection of Persons Under Disability and Their Property.
Division 2 - Guardians of Incapacitated Persons.
Section 26-2A-103 - Notice in guardianship proceeding.

AL Code § 26-2A-103 (2016) What's This?
Section 26-2A-103Notice in guardianship proceeding.

(a) In a proceeding for the appointment of a guardian of an incapacitated person, and, if notice is required in a proceeding for appointment of a temporary guardian, notice of hearing must be given to each of the following:

(1) The person alleged to be incapacitated, her or his spouse (if any), and adult children, or if none, parents;

(2) Any person who is serving as guardian, conservator, or who has the care and custody of the person alleged to be incapacitated;

(3) In case no other person is notified under paragraph (1), at least one of the nearest adult relatives residing in this state, if any can be found; and

(4) Any other person as directed by the court.

(b) Notice of hearing on a petition for an order subsequent to appointment of a guardian must be given to the ward, the guardian, and any other person as ordered by the court.

(c) Notice must be served personally on the alleged incapacitated person. Notices to other persons as required by subsection (a)(1) must be served personally if the person to be notified can be found within the state. In all other cases, required notices must be given as provided in Section 26-2A-50.

(d) The person alleged to be incapacitated may not waive notice.

(Acts 1987, No. 87-590, p. 975, §2-204.)

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