2010 Georgia Code
O.C.G.A. 29-5-91 (2010)
TITLE 29 - GUARDIAN AND WARD
CHAPTER 5 - CONSERVATORS OF ADULTS
ARTICLE 10 - REMOVAL OF CONSERVATOR FOR OTHER REASONS
§ 29-5-91 - Death of conservator; notice to interested individuals; order appointing successor conservator
29-5-91. Death of conservator; notice to interested individuals; order appointing successor conservator
(a) In the event of the death of a conservator and upon the petition of an interested person or upon the court's own motion, the court shall appoint a successor conservator. The court shall appoint legal counsel for the ward and personal service of the petition shall be made upon the ward and the ward's legal counsel. Notice shall be given by first-class mail to the guardian of the ward, if any, the surety on the conservator's bond, the personal representative of the deceased conservator, if any, and to the following persons whose whereabouts are known and who must be persons other than the proposed successor conservator:
(1) The spouse of the ward; and
(2) All adult children of the ward; or
(3) If there is no adult child, then at least two adults in the following order of priority:
(A) Lineal descendants of the ward;
(B) Parents and siblings of the ward; and
(C) Friends of the ward.
(b) After such hearing as the court deems appropriate, the court shall enter an order appointing a successor conservator in accordance with the provisions of Code Section 29-5-101 and requiring the personal representative of the deceased conservator to turn over to the successor conservator all property of the ward held by the conservator.
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