Alaska Statutes.
Title 13. Decedents' Estates, Guardianships, Transfers, and Trusts.
Chapter 26. Protection of Persons Under Disability and Their Property; Powers of Attorney
Section 105. Petition.
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AS 13.26.105. Petition.

(a) Any person may petition the court for a finding of incapacity and the appointment of a guardian for oneself or for another person.

(b) The petition for appointment of a guardian must state

(1) the name, age, and address of the petitioner and any relationship to the respondent;

(2) the name, age, and present address of the respondent;

(3) the name and address of the person or facility presently having care, custody, guardianship, or conservatorship of the respondent, if any, and the existence of any other restrictions on the legal capacity of the respondent to act in the respondent's own behalf;

(4) the nature and degree of the alleged incapacity;

(5) the particular type and duration of appointment and the protection and assistance being sought;

(6) the names and addresses, unless they are unknown and cannot reasonably be ascertained, of the individuals most closely related to the respondent by blood or marriage;

(7) the facts supporting the allegations of incapacity and the need for appointment of a guardian;

(8) the names and addresses of persons known to the petitioner who have knowledge that might prove helpful in determining the capacity and needs of the respondent.

(c) The petition may also nominate a guardian and include a request for temporary guardianship as provided in AS 13.26.140 if the petitioner believes there is an imminent danger that the physical health or safety of the respondent will be seriously impaired during the pendency of the guardianship proceeding. A request for temporary guardianship must specify facts that cause the petitioner to believe that a temporary guardian is necessary.

(d) [Repealed, Sec. 31 ch 84 SLA 2004].

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