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Connecticut Designation of Standby Guardian Law

Guardianship – General – Connecticut

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STATUTORY REFERENCE
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DESIGNATION OF STANDBY GUARDIAN OF MINOR
(§§ 45a-624 through 45a-624f)

Designation of standby guardian of minor. A parent or guardian, as principal, may designate a standby guardian of a minor in accordance with the provisions of sections 45a-624 to 45a-624g, inclusive. Such designation, in a form as provided in section 45a-624b, shall take effect upon the occurrence of a specified contingency, including, but not limited to, the mental incapacity, physical debilitation or death of the principal, provided a written statement signed under penalty of false statement has been executed pursuant to section 45a-624c that such contingency has occurred. A designation of a standby guardian shall be in writing and signed and dated by the principal with at least two witnesses. The principal shall provide a copy of such designation to the standby guardian.

Consent of parents required for designation of standby guardian. If both parents are alive, both parents of the minor shall consent to the designation of a standby guardian, unless either parent has been removed as guardian or had his parental rights terminated. In any such event, the remaining parent may designate a standby guardian pursuant to sections 45a-624 to 45a-624g, inclusive.See Form.

Witness

Authority of standby guardian. When a designation of a standby guardian becomes effective upon the occurrence of a specified contingency, such standby guardian shall have the authority and obligations of a guardian as defined in subdivision (5) of section 45a-604. Such designation shall be effective for a period of one year. Such authority and obligations of a standby guardian shall cease when the specified contingency no longer exists or after the expiration of such one-year period, whichever is sooner.

Authority of standby guardian after death of principal. If a designation of a standby guardian is effective at the time of death of the principal, such designation shall remain in effect for a period of ninety days after such death. At the end of such ninety-day period, the authority of such standby guardian shall cease, unless such standby guardian files an application for guardianship with the probate court in the district in which the minor resides and temporary custody of the minor is granted to such standby guardian or the court appoints such standby guardian as guardian of the person of the minor.

Revocation of designation of standby guardian. The principal may revoke a designation of a standby guardian at any time by written revocation and notification of the revocation to the standby guardian.

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