Colorado Revised Statutes Title 15. Probate, Trusts, and Fiduciaries § 15-14-108. Venue

(1) Venue for a guardianship proceeding for a minor is in the county of this state in which the minor resides or is present at the time the proceeding is commenced.

(2) Venue for a guardianship proceeding for an incapacitated person is in the county of this state in which the respondent resides and, if the respondent has been admitted to an institution by order of a court of competent jurisdiction, in the county in which the court is located.  Venue for the appointment of an emergency or a temporary substitute guardian of an incapacitated person is also in the county in which the respondent is present.

(3) Venue for a protective proceeding is in the county of this state in which the respondent resides, whether or not a guardian has been appointed in another place or, if the respondent does not reside in this state, in any county of this state in which property of the respondent is located.

(4) If a proceeding under parts 1 to 4 of this article is brought in more than one county in this state, the court of the county in which the proceeding is first brought has the exclusive right to proceed unless that court determines that venue is properly in another court or that the interests of justice otherwise require that the proceeding be transferred.


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