2018 Indiana Code
TITLE 29. Probate
ARTICLE 1. PROBATE CODE
CHAPTER 19. Department of Veterans Affairs
29-1-19-10. Accounting by guardian; notice; hearing
Sec. 10. (a) Every guardian who has received or shall receive money or other things of value from the Department shall file with the court biennially within thirty (30) days following the anniversary date of the appointment, in addition to other accounts as required by the court, a full, true, and accurate account under oath of all money or other things of value received by the guardian, all earnings, interest, or profits derived from the estate, all property acquired with the estate and of all disbursements from the estate, and showing the balance at the date of the account and how it was invested.
(b) The guardian, at the time of filing any account, shall exhibit all securities or investments held by the guardian to an officer of the bank or other depository wherein the securities or investments are held for safekeeping or to an authorized representative of the corporation which is surety on the guardian's bond, or to the judge or clerk of a court in this state, or, upon request of the guardian or other interested party, to any other reputable person designated by the court, who shall certify in writing that the person has examined the securities or investments and identified them with those described in the account, and shall note any omissions or discrepancies. If the depository is the guardian, the certifying officer shall not be the officer verifying the account. The guardian may exhibit the securities or investments to the judge of the court, who shall endorse on the account and the copy of the account a certificate that the securities or investments shown as held by the guardian were each in fact exhibited to the judge and that those exhibited were the same as those shown in the account, and noting any omission or discrepancy. That certificate and the certificate of an official of the bank in which are deposited any funds for which the guardian is accountable, showing the amount on deposit, shall be prepared and signed in duplicate, and one (1) of each shall be filed by the guardian with the account.
(c) At the time of filing in the court any account, a certified copy of the account and a signed duplicate of each certificate filed with the court shall be sent by the guardian to the office of the Department having jurisdiction over the area in which the court is located. A signed duplicate or a certified copy of a petition, motion, or other pleading, pertaining to an account, or to any matter other than an account, and which is filed in the guardianship proceedings or in any proceeding for the recognition that an individual is no longer a minor or an incapacitated person shall be furnished by the person filing the petition, motion, or pleading to the proper office of the Department. Unless hearing is waived in writing by the attorney of the Department, and by all other persons entitled to notice, the court shall fix a time and place for the hearing on the account, petition, motion, or other pleading not less than fifteen (15) days nor more than thirty (30) days from the date filed, unless a different available date is stipulated in writing. Unless waived in writing, written notice of the time and place of hearing shall be given the Department office concerned, the guardian, and any others entitled to notice not less than fifteen (15) days prior to the date fixed for the hearing. The notice may be given by mail, in which event it shall be deposited in the mail not less than fifteen (15) days prior to the date specified. The court, or clerk of the court, shall mail to the Department office a copy of each order entered in any guardianship proceeding in which the administrator is an interested party.
(d) If the guardian is accountable for property derived from sources other than the Department, the guardian shall be accountable as required under the applicable law of this state pertaining to the property of minors or incapacitated persons who are not beneficiaries of the Department, and the guardian is entitled to the compensation provided by law for administering the other property. The account for other property may be combined with the account filed in accordance with this section.
Formerly: Acts 1953, c.112, s.2010; Acts 1971, P.L.413, SEC.2. As amended by P.L.33-1989, SEC.47.