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How is a guardianship proceeding initiated?


A guardianship proceeding is initiated by actually two filings, a petition to determine incompetence and a separate petition to appoint a guardian. These two proceedings begin and once the petition to determine incompetence is ruled upon by the judge then the petition to appoint a guardian becomes paramount.

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