2010 Arkansas Code
Title 28 - Wills, Estates, and Fiduciary Relationships
Subtitle 5 - Fiduciary Relationships
Chapter 65 - Guardians Generally
Subchapter 6 - Foreign Guardians
§ 28-65-601 - Petition to act in Arkansas.

28-65-601. Petition to act in Arkansas.

(a) If an incompetent person who is a resident of another state, a territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia has a guardian, curator, conservator, committee, tutor, or other person authorized by the laws of the other jurisdiction to have possession and control of the property of the incompetent person, such a person being hereinafter referred to as "foreign guardian", the foreign guardian may petition the circuit court of the county of this state in which a guardianship of the estate of the incompetent person is pending, or, if no such guardianship is pending in this state, of any county in which there is property belonging to his or her ward, or in which a cause of action in behalf of his or her ward may be lawfully brought, for authority:

(1) To remove the property to the domicile of the guardian and his or her ward;

(2) To sell, mortgage, lease, or exchange the property of his or her ward or to take any other action with reference thereto which a locally appointed guardian would be authorized to take and to remove the proceeds to the domicile of the guardian and his or her ward; or

(3) To bring the action in behalf of his or her ward.

(b) The foreign guardian shall file with his or her petition an authenticated copy of his or her letters of guardianship, or other appropriate evidence of his or her appointment and qualification, an authenticated copy of the bond, if any, filed by him or her with the court which appointed him or her, and evidence of the value of the property of the ward in the jurisdiction of his or her appointment.

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