2018 Connecticut General Statutes
Title 45a - Probate Courts and Procedure
Chapter 802h - Protected Persons and Their Property
Section 45a-680 - (Formerly Sec. 45-332). Appointment of standby plenary guardian or standby limited guardian. Probate bond. Duties. Confirmation by court.

Universal Citation: CT Gen Stat § 45a-680 (2018)

Whenever a Probate Court appoints a plenary guardian or limited guardian, such court may appoint a standby plenary guardian or a standby limited guardian. Such standby shall act if the appointed plenary guardian or limited guardian dies, becomes incapable, or renounces his or her plenary guardianship or limited guardianship. The standby plenary guardian or standby limited guardian shall immediately inform the Probate Court which has jurisdiction over such guardianship of his or her assumption of the guardianship and the reason therefor. The standby guardian, in the event of the guardian's death, incapacity or renunciation, shall, upon furnishing a probate bond if such a bond had been required from the plenary guardian or limited guardian whose duties are being assumed, but without further proceedings, be empowered to assume the duties of his or her office immediately upon the death or adjudication of incompetency of the plenary guardian or limited guardian, subject only to confirmation of his or her appointment by the Probate Court within sixty days following assumption of his or her duties of office.

(P.A. 82-337, S. 13; P.A. 86-323, S. 10; P.A. 03-51, S. 9; P.A. 11-129, S. 20; P.A. 16-49, S. 11.)

History: P.A. 86-323 substituted “plenary guardian” for “guardian of the mentally retarded person” and added provision requiring standby plenary guardian and standby limited guardian to inform court of assumption of guardianship and reason therefor; Sec. 45-332 transferred to Sec. 45a-680 in 1991; P.A. 03-51 substituted “person with mental retardation” for “mentally retarded person”; pursuant to P.A. 11-129, “mental retardation” was changed editorially by the Revisors to “intellectual disability”; P.A. 16-49 deleted references to person with intellectual disability re appointment of standby plenary or limited guardian and made technical changes.

Cited. 230 C. 828.

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