2010 Arkansas Code
Title 28 - Wills, Estates, and Fiduciary Relationships
Subtitle 5 - Fiduciary Relationships
Chapter 65 - Guardians Generally
Subchapter 1 - General Provisions
§ 28-65-107 - Jurisdiction of courts.

28-65-107. Jurisdiction of courts.

(a) The jurisdiction of the circuit court over all matters of guardianship, other than guardianships ad litem in other courts, shall be exclusive, subject to the right of appeal.

(b) The provisions of this chapter shall not affect the jurisdiction of any court authorized to remove disabilities of minority.

(c) (1) If a juvenile is the subject matter of an open case filed under the Arkansas Juvenile Code of 1989, 9-27-301 et seq., the guardianship petition shall be filed in that case if the juvenile resides in Arkansas.

(2) If the juvenile resides out of state through the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children, 9-29-201 et seq., the guardianship petition may be filed in Arkansas or it may be filed in the state in which the juvenile resides, subject to approval by the receiving state.

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