The Probate Court is the Superior guardian, and all guardians must obey all orders of the Court. The Court exerts its supervisory authority through the
Accountings: A guardian of the estate must file a written account with the Court annually as to the income and expenses
of the ward’s estate.
Reports: A guardian of an incompetent ward must file a written report annually. The report concerns the status of, and
continued need for, the guardianship
Citations: If a guardian fails to timely file a report, inventory, or accounting, the Court may cite a guardian to appear, and may fine,
reduce the guardian’s fee, or remove the guardian.
Investigations: To determine if a guardianship is functioning properly, the Court may order an investigation by a Court Investigator,
Law Enforcement Agency, Adult Protective Service, or other County Agency.
Prior Approval: The guardian must first obtain approval of the Probate Court before entering into contracts or leases, making
improvement to real estate, mortgaging real estate, selling assets of the ward, or settling any personal injury claim for the ward.
Removal: The Court may, at any time, in the best interest of the ward, remove the guardian.