Incapacitation matters are confidential!
A petition for guardianship of an alleged incapacitated adult is filed in the Orphans' Court. A hearing date is assigned and a citation is issued. If petition is granted a final decree is signed appointing a guardian by a Judge and is entered into court record. The guardian will be responsible for filing of an Inventory and Annual Reports in Orphans' Court regarding their guardianship.
FILING THE PETITION
The original and two copies of the petition shall be filed in the Clerk of Courts Office along with the filing fee
The Clerk of Courts office will assign a docket number and forward document to the Orphans' Court Judge.
An Order of Court will be filed in the Clerk of Courts office. The Order will direct a Citation be issued. A copy will be forwarded to the Petitioner for service.
Hearing date and times will be scheduled by the Court. Forms