§5-404. Original petition for appointment or protective order
(CONTAINS TEXT WITH VARYING EFFECTIVE DATES)
(WHOLE SECTION TEXT EFFECTIVE UNTIL 7/1/19)
(a). The person to be protected, any person who is interested in the estate, affairs or welfare of the person to be protected including the parent, guardian, custodian or domestic partner of the person to be protected or any person who would be adversely affected by lack of effective management of the property and affairs of the person to be protected may petition for the appointment of a conservator or for other appropriate protective order.
[ 2003, c. 672, §13 (AMD) .]
(b). The petition shall contain such information and be in such form as the Supreme Judicial Court shall by rule provide.
[ 1979, c. 540, §1 (NEW) .]
(c). A petition for a protective order made under oath may be used to initiate court consideration, accounting and remediation of the actions of any individual responsible for the management of the property or affairs of another. In the case of an emergency, the petition must be given priority scheduling by the court.
(1). The petition must include the following information and may include other information required by rule:
(i) Name, address and telephone number of the petitioner;
(ii) Name, address and telephone number of the principal;
(iii) Name, address and telephone number of the person with actual or apparent authority to manage the property or affairs of the principal;
(iv) Facts concerning the extent and nature of the principal's inability to manage the principal's property or affairs effectively and any facts supporting an allegation that an emergency exists;
(v) Facts concerning the extent and nature of the actual or apparent agent's lack of management of the principal's property or affairs. If applicable, facts describing how the petitioner has already been adversely affected by the lack of management of the principal's property or affairs; and
(vi) Names, addresses and relationships of all persons who are required to receive notice of the petition. [2005, c. 283, §1 (NEW).]
(2). This subsection does not limit any other purpose for the use of a petition for a protective order or any other remedy available to the court. [2005, c. 283, §1 (NEW).]
[ 2005, c. 283, §1 (NEW) .]
1979, c. 540, §1 (NEW). 2003, c. 672, §13 (AMD). 2005, c. 283, §1 (AMD). 2017, c. 402, Pt. A, §1 (RP). 2017, c. 402, Pt. F, §1 (AFF).