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Colorado Revised Statutes Title 15. Probate, Trusts, and Fiduciaries § 15-14-403. Original petition for appointment or protective order

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(1) The following may petition for the appointment of a conservator or for any other appropriate protective order:

(a) The person to be protected;

(b) An individual interested in the estate, affairs, or welfare of the person to be protected, including a parent, guardian, or custodian;  or

(c) A person who would be adversely affected by lack of effective management of the property and business affairs of the person to be protected.

(2) A petition under subsection (1) of this section must set forth the petitioner's name, residence, current address if different, relationship to the respondent, and interest in the appointment or other protective order, and, to the extent known, state or contain the following with respect to the respondent and the relief requested:

(a) The respondent's name, age, principal residence, current street address, and, if different, the address of the dwelling where it is proposed that the respondent will reside if the appointment is made;

(b) If the petition alleges impairment in the respondent's ability to effectively receive and evaluate information, a brief description of the nature and extent of the respondent's alleged impairment;

(c) If the petition alleges that the respondent is missing, detained, or unable to return to the United States, a statement of the relevant circumstances, including the time and nature of the disappearance or detention and a description of any search or inquiry concerning the respondent's whereabouts;

(d)(I) The name and address of the respondent's:

(A) Spouse or, if the respondent has none, an adult with whom the respondent has resided for more than six months within one year before the filing of the petition;  and

(B) Adult children and parents;  or

(II) If the respondent has neither spouse, adult child, nor parent, at least one of the adults nearest in kinship to the respondent who can be found with reasonable efforts;

(e) The name and address of each person responsible for care or custody of the respondent, including the respondent's treating physician;

(f) The name and address of each legal representative of the respondent;

(g) A general statement of the respondent's property with an estimate of its value, including any insurance or pension, and the source and amount of other anticipated income or receipts;  and

(h) The reason why a conservatorship or other protective order is in the best interest of the respondent.

(3) If a conservatorship is requested, the petition must also set forth to the extent known:

(a) The name and address of each proposed conservator and the reason why the proposed conservator should be selected;

(b) The name and address of each person nominated as conservator by the respondent if the respondent has attained twelve years of age;  and

(c) The type of conservatorship requested and, if an unlimited conservatorship, the reason why limited conservatorship is inappropriate or, if a limited conservatorship, the property to be placed under the conservator's control and any limitation on the conservator's powers and duties.

Cite this article: - Colorado Revised Statutes Title 15. Probate, Trusts, and Fiduciaries § 15-14-403. Original petition for appointment or protective order - last updated January 01, 2022 |

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