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Tag Archives: Guardianship

Domestic Relations Parent & Child – Parent’s Right to Counsel – Waiver – Guardian ad Litem – Assistant Capacity — Reunification Efforts – Cessation (access required)

In re A.Y. Even without the benefit of our decision in In re P.D.R. (Dec. 18, 2012), the trial court found that the respondent-mother “understands and appreciates the consequences of her decision to appear pro se and comprehends the nature of the proceedings.”

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Trusts & Estates – Guardianship – Ward’s Death – Collector’s Appointment – Power of Attorney (access required)

White v. Harold L. & Audree S. Mills Charitable Remainder Unitrust At the time the trial court entered summary judgment for defendants, named plaintiff Ray White no longer had the authority to sustain the present action because his ward had passed away. Although the trial court subsequently entered a consent order substituting the collector of the ward/decedent’s estate as plaintiff, we must vacate the summary judgment order against then-named plaintiff White and remand for the court’s consideration of any issues presented by the collector of the decedent’s estate.

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Trusts & Estates – Guardianship – Ward’s Death – Collector’s Appointment – Power of Attorney (access required)

At the time the trial court entered summary judgment for defendants, named plaintiff Ray White no longer had the authority to sustain the present action because his ward had passed away. Although the trial court subsequently entered a consent order substituting the collector of the ward/decedent’s estate as plaintiff, we must vacate the summary judgment order against then-named plaintiff White and remand for the court’s consideration of any issues presented by the collector of the decedent’s estate.

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