Eighth Judicial Court Rules

Rule 5.92 – Approved guardianship matters.

Rule 5.92. Approved guardianship matters.

  • (a) Under the supervision of the presiding judge, the guardianship commissioner must prepare an approved list each week of guardianship matters which can be heard without further testimony or appearance.

    (b) In order to be on the approved list, the following must be strictly observed:

    (1) All petitions must be verified.

    (2) Where a bond is required, the petition must set forth with particularity the personal property of the estate together with the estimated amount of annual income from all sources.

    (3) Where a blocked account is requested in lieu of a bond or in conjunction with a bond, the petition must set forth with particularity the personal property of the estate that shall be blocked from access together with the personal property, if any, that will be covered by the bond.

    (4) The original order to be signed by the judge, together with any copies to be conformed, must be delivered to the guardianship commissioner not later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday the week before the matter is to be heard. Without a showing to the court of good cause, proposed orders not submitted within the time provided for in this rule will, upon the noticed Wednesday, be continued for 1 week, or longer at the request of counsel, to enable compliance.

    [Amended; effective August 21, 2000.]