Guardianship and conservatorship; duties of the guardian ad litem, report contents. (HB623)

Introduced By

Del. Sally Hudson (D-Charlottesville)


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Guardianship and conservatorship; duties of the guardian ad litem; report contents. Adds to the duty of a guardian ad litem appointed to represent the interests of a respondent in a guardianship or conservatorship case the requirement to recommend that counsel be appointed to represent such respondent upon the respondent's request. Under current law, the guardian ad litem is required to recommend counsel be appointed only when he believes appointment is necessary. The bill further directs the guardian ad litem to include in his report to the court an explanation by the guardian ad litem as to any (i) decision not to recommend the appointment of counsel for the respondent, (ii) determination that a less restrictive alternative to guardianship or conservatorship is not available, and (iii) determination that appointment of a limited guardian or conservator is not appropriate. Read the Bill »


01/11/2022: Awaiting a Vote in the Courts of Justice Committee


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101866D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice

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