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Supreme Court adopts revised probate forms

The Supreme Court of Ohio has adopted rule amendments to revise probate court forms that concern appointing a guardian of an alleged incompetent and a name change application for an adult or a minor. The amendments become effective Jan. 1.

Amendments to the Rules of Superintendence for the Courts of Ohio cover Probate Forms 17.0, 21.0 and 21.2.

Revisions to form 17.0 (Application for Appointment of Guardian of Allege Incompetent) add additional items of information for the benefit of the probate court and the proposed ward.

Revisions to forms 21.0 (Application for Change of Name of Adult) and 21.2 (Application for Change of Name of Minor) make them comply with House Bill 86. This legislation prohibited a probate court from ordering a name change if the applicant was convicted, pled guilty to, or was adjudicated a delinquent child for having committed a sexually oriented offense or a child-victim oriented offense.

Access the new forms. View a list of other rule amendments effective Jan. 1.

Content courtesy of Court News Ohio.

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