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Title 14 : Decedents Estates and Fiduciary Relations


Subchapter 002 : JURISDICTION

(Cite as: 14 V.S.A. § 3164)
  • § 3164. Special jurisdiction

    (a) A Probate Division of the Superior Court of this State lacking jurisdiction under section 3163 of this title has special jurisdiction to do any of the following:

    (1) appoint a guardian in an emergency for a term not exceeding 90 days for a respondent who is physically present in this State;

    (2) issue a protective order with respect to real or tangible personal property located in this State;

    (3) appoint a guardian or conservator for an incapacitated or protected person for whom a provisional order to transfer the proceeding from another state has been issued under procedures similar to section 3171 of this title.

    (b) If a petition for the appointment of a guardian in an emergency is brought in this State and this State was not the respondent's home state on the date the petition was filed, the Probate Division shall dismiss the proceeding at the request of the court of the home state, if any, whether dismissal is requested before or after the emergency appointment. (Added 2011, No. 56, § 25.)