Fourteen days before the hearing, a copy of the Petition and a copy of the Citation (“Notice and Order”) must be given in hand to the incapacitated person, by a disinterested person. Notice must be provided by regular, first class mail to all interested parties (i.e. everyone named in the Petition), the U.S. Veteran’s Administration, and, if applicable (if the Respondent is intellectually disabled), to the Department of Developmental Services.

The original Notice of Hearing and Certificate of Service with a signed, completed Return of Service must be filed with the Court.

In cases with service by publication, the Petitioner must also file the original uncut tear sheet from the newspaper, any returned, undelivered, certified mail cards which were sent to all interested persons, or signed green cards.

Any interested person may file an objection to a petition for temporary or permanent guardianship.