2022 Indiana Code
Title 29. Probate
Article 3. Guardianships and Protective Proceedings
Chapter 4. Protective Proceedings and Single Transactions
29-3-4-1. Protective Orders; Notice and Hearing; Findings; Protective Arrangements

Universal Citation: IN Code § 29-3-4-1 (2022)

Sec. 1. (a) Upon petition by any person and after a hearing under IC 29-3-5, the court may issue, without the appointment of a guardian, any protective order for the benefit of a person who has been adjudicated an incapacitated person or is a minor.

(b) Notice of the filing of a petition under this chapter for the issuance of a protective order and the hearing on the petition shall be given under IC 29-3-6.

(c) Incapacitated persons and minors have the same rights at the hearing on a petition filed under this chapter for the issuance of a protective order as they would have at a hearing for the appointment of a guardian.

(d) The court may issue a protective order concerning an incapacitated person if the court finds that:

(1) the incapacitated person:

(A) owns property or has income requiring management or protection that cannot otherwise be provided;

(B) has or may have financial or business affairs that may be jeopardized or impaired; or

(C) has property that needs to be managed to provide for the support or protection of the incapacitated person;

(2) the incapacitated person is unable to manage the incapacitated person's property and financial or business affairs effectively; and

(3) the protection sought is necessary.

The court shall make the orders that it considers proper and appropriate to protect the person, business affairs, and property of the incapacitated person.

(e) The court may issue a protective order concerning a minor if the court finds that:

(1) the minor:

(A) owns property or has income requiring management or protection that cannot otherwise be provided;

(B) has or may have financial or business affairs that may be jeopardized or impaired; or

(C) has property that needs to be managed to provide for the support or protection of the minor; and

(2) the protection sought is necessary.

The court shall make the orders it considers proper and appropriate to protect the person, business affairs, and property of the minor.

(f) If the court finds grounds for a protective order under subsection (d) or (e), it may, without appointing a guardian, declare the person to be a protected person and authorize or ratify any transaction necessary or desirable to meet the needs of the protected person. Protective arrangements include the following:

(1) The payment, delivery, deposit, or retention of property.

(2) The sale, mortgage, lease, or other transfer of property.

(3) The entry into an annuity contract, a contract for life care, a deposit contract, or a contract for training and educating a person.

(4) The addition to or establishment of a suitable trust.

As added by P.L.169-1988, SEC.1. Amended by P.L.33-1989, SEC.66; P.L.6-2010, SEC.9.

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