Guardianship for an Individual with a Developmental Disability

Closing Procedures -
Guardianship for an Individual with a Developmental Disability

Closing upon Adult’s Death: There is no fee. The guardian files a photocopy of the death certificate and the case is closed by the Court. A final form PC 663, Report of Guardian on Condition of Individual with Developmental Disability, can also be filed with the death certificate but is not required.

The Following Procedures Apply to Attempting to Terminate an Adult Guardianship Before the Ward’s Death:

If you are a guardian of the estate (i.e., conservator), you must also file a final account.See Account Instructions for more information.

The Following Procedures Apply to Attempting to Terminate a Guardianship for an Individual with a Developmental Disability Before the Ward’s Death:

Filing Fee None
Form(s) Used PC 677,Petition to Terminate\Modify Guardianship for Alleged Developmentally Disabled Individual
Who Can File Anyone interested in the welfare of the individual with developmental disabilities can file a petition to terminate the guardianship.
Interested Persons Only list new interested persons and\or change of addresses for any interested persons since the guardianship was opened. If an interested person is not included or is not properly served, the hearing cannot be held.
Hearing Date Your Petition will be set for hearing. Typically, the hearing date is 3-5 weeks after the petition is filed. Your Hearing Reminder form displays the correct date, time, place, and assigned Judge along with zoom instructions. You, the Petitioner, must attend the hearing or your Petition will be dismissed.
Guardian ad Litem/ Attorney The Court may appoint a Guardian ad Litem (GAL) to investigate the situation and make a recommendation to the court prior to the hearing. The GAL is not an employee of the court but a licensed practicing attorney assigned by the court.

Location/Hours of Court

Rev. 4/21