2018 Arkansas Code
Title 28 - Wills, Estates, and Fiduciary Relationships
Subtitle 5 - Fiduciary Relationships
Chapter 65 - Guardians Generally
Subchapter 2 - Appointment
§ 28-65-205. Petition

Universal Citation: AR Code § 28-65-205 (2018)
  • (a) Any person may file a petition for the appointment of himself or herself or some other qualified person as guardian of an incapacitated person.

  • (b) The petition shall state, insofar as can be ascertained:

    • (1) The name, age, residence, and post office address of the incapacitated person;

    • (2) The nature of incapacity and purpose of the guardianship sought in accordance with the classifications set forth in § 28-65-104;

    • (3) The approximate value and a description of the incapacitated person's property, including any compensation, pension, insurance, or allowance to which he or she may be entitled;

    • (4) Whether there is, in any state, a guardian of the person or of the estate of the incompetent;

    • (5) The residence and post office address of the person whom the petitioner asks to be appointed guardian;

    • (6) The names and addresses, so far as known or can be reasonably ascertained, of the persons most closely related to the incapacitated person by blood or marriage;

    • (7) The name and address of the person or institution having the care and custody of the incapacitated person;

    • (8) The names and addresses of wards for whom any natural person whose appointment is sought is already guardian;

    • (9) The reasons why the appointment of a guardian is sought and the interest of the petitioner in the appointment;

    • (10) A statement of the respondent's alleged disability;

    • (11) A recommendation proposing the type, scope, and duration of guardianship;

    • (12) A statement that any facility or agency from which the respondent is receiving services has been notified of the proceedings; and

    • (13) The names and addresses of others having knowledge about the person's disability.

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