The complaint shall be verified by the plaintiff and filed in the office of the clerk
of the district court of the proper county. A copy thereof, with the notice of the time at which such application will be heard
by the court, shall be served personally upon the mentally incompetent person in the
same manner in which a summons is served at least ten days prior to the time fixed
for such hearing. Upon completed service, the court shall appoint some responsible attorney thereof
guardian ad litem for the person alleged to be mentally incompetent, who shall ascertain
the propriety, good faith, and necessity of the prayer of the plaintiff and may resist
the application by making any legal or equitable defense thereto. The guardian ad litem shall be allowed by the court a reasonable compensation to be
paid as are the other costs.
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