Senate Bill 85

Last Action 02/09/23: to Families & Children (S)
Title AN ACT relating to guardianship proceedings.
Bill Documents Introduced
Bill Request Number 1097
Sponsor R. Thomas
Summary of Original Version Amend various sections of KRS 387.500 to 387.770 to change the term "ward" to "protected person"; allow the respondent the right to retain private counsel; set out the respondent's right to an attorney who does not act as a guardian ad litem; increase maximum allowable hourly rate for court-appointed attorneys; create new sections of KRS 387.500 to 387.770 to allow the court to address the needs of marital parties after the appointment of a guardian or conservator; allow the court to appoint a guardian ad litem for the respondent in certain circumstances.
Index Headings of Original Version Courts, District - Guardianship proceedings, attorney, appointment
Disabilities and the Disabled - Guardianship proceeding, respondent, right to appointed counsel, right to retain counsel
Guardians - Emergency authority, expiration
Aged Persons and Aging - Disabilities, guardianship proceedings, appointment of attorney
Attorneys - Guardianship proceedings, attorney, appointment
Attorneys - Guardianship proceedings, attorney, retained


  • introduced in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)
  • to Families & Children (S)

Last updated: 11/9/2023 3:03 PM (EST)