2021 Delaware Code
Title 12 - Decedents' Estates and Fiduciary Relations
Chapter 39. Guardianship
Subchapter I. Appointment, Bond and Tenure of Guardian
§ 3908. Removal, resignation or death of guardian.

Universal Citation: 12 DE Code § 3908. (2021)
§ 3908. Removal, resignation or death of guardian.

(a) The Court of Chancery may remove a guardian for any sufficient cause. A guardian may, on petition, be allowed to resign when it appears to the Court proper to allow the same. On every such removal or resignation and also on the death of any guardian the Court may appoint a successor guardian.

(b) The Court shall direct the guardian so resigning or removed to render a full account of the guardianship before the Court and may order the guardian to pay and deliver all the money, effects and estate in the guardian's hands as such guardian to the guardian's successor or to a receiver appointed by the Court, to the former person with a disability, or to the guardian's personal representative and may enforce such orders. The Court may also order suit to be brought on the guardian's bond, which suit may be prosecuted in the name of the person with a disability by next friend or guardian and it shall in no way affect or impair the right of excepting to the guardian's accounts.

Code 1852, § 1968;  22 Del. Laws, c. 451, § 2;  Code 1915, § 3919;  Code 1935, § 4427;  12 Del. C. 1953, § 3910;  57 Del. Laws, c. 402, § 3;  69 Del. Laws, c. 109, § 2;  78 Del. Laws, c. 179, §§ 96, 97; 
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