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SB 120: Fees and Costs Incurred in Guardianship Proceedings


Fees and Costs Incurred in Guardianship Proceedings; Providing that fees and costs incurred by an attorney who has rendered services to a ward in compensation proceedings are payable from guardianship assets; providing that a court may appoint a guardian ad litem to represent a minor if necessary to protect the minor’s interest in a settlement; requiring that the examining committee be paid from state funds as court-appointed expert witnesses if a petition for incapacity is dismissed; requiring that a petitioner reimburse the state for expert witness fees if the court finds the petition to have been filed in bad faith, etc.

Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Last Action: 5/2/2014 Senate - Died in Judiciary
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Governmental Oversight and Accountability (GO)
  3. Appropriations (AP)
  4. Rules (RC)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
8/23/2013 Senate • Filed
9/11/2013 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Appropriations; Rules -SJ 21
3/4/2014 Senate • Introduced -SJ 21
5/2/2014 Senate • Died in Judiciary