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Chapter 475

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  475.035.  Venue. — 1.  The venue for the appointment of a guardian or conservator shall be:

  (1)  In the county in this state where the minor or alleged incapacitated or disabled person is domiciled; or

  (2)  If the minor or alleged incapacitated or disabled person has no domicile in this state, then in the county in which the minor or alleged incapacitated or disabled person actually resides, or if he or she does not reside in any county, then in any county wherein there is any property of the minor or alleged incapacitated or disabled person; or

  (3)  In the county, or on any federal reservation within the county, wherein the minor or alleged incapacitated or disabled person or his or her property is found; or

  (4)  In a county of this state which is within a judicial circuit which has prior and continuing jurisdiction over the minor pursuant to subdivision (1) of subsection 1 of section 211.031.

  2.  If the alleged incapacitated or disabled person has resided in a county other than the county of his or her domicile for more than one year, the court of that county may assume venue for the purpose of appointment of a guardian or conservator.

  3.  If proceedings are commenced in more than one county, they shall be stayed except in the county where first commenced until final determination of venue in the county where first commenced.  The proceeding is deemed commenced by the filing of a petition; and the proceeding first legally commenced to appoint a conservator of the estate extends to all of the property of the protectee in this state.

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(L. 1955 p. 385 § 288, A.L. 1983 S.B. 44 & 45, A.L. 1999 S.B. 387, et al.)


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