2112.31 Transfer of guardianship or conservatorship to another state.

Article 3. Proceedings in More Than One State

(A) A guardian appointed in this state may petition the probate court to transfer the guardianship to another state.

(B) Notice of a petition under division (A) of this section must be given by the guardian to the persons that would be entitled to notice of an application in this state for the appointment of a guardian.

(C) On the probate court's own motion or on request of the guardian, ward, protected person, or other person required to be notified of the petition, the probate court shall hold a hearing on a petition filed pursuant to division (A) of this section.

(D) The probate court shall issue a provisional order granting a petition to transfer a guardianship of the person and shall direct the guardian to petition for guardianship in the other state if the probate court is satisfied that the guardianship will be accepted by the court in the other state, and the probate court finds all of the following:

(1) The ward is physically present in or is reasonably expected to move permanently to the other state.

(2) An objection to the transfer has not been made, or, if an objection has been made, the objector has not established that the transfer would be contrary to the interests of the ward.

(3) Plans for care and services for the ward in the other state are reasonable and sufficient.

(E) The probate court shall issue a provisional order granting a petition to transfer a guardianship of the estate and shall direct the guardian to petition for a guardianship of the estate in the other state if the probate court is satisfied that the guardianship of the estate will be accepted by the court of the other state, and the probate court finds all of the following:

(1) The ward is physically present in or is reasonably expected to move permanently to the other state, or the ward has a significant connection to the other state and meets the requirements of division (A)(2) of section 2112.21 of the Revised Code.

(2) An objection to the transfer has not been made, or, if an objection has been made, the objector has not established that the transfer would be contrary to the interests of the protected person.

(3) Adequate arrangements will be made for management of the ward's property.

(F) The probate court shall issue a final order confirming the transfer and terminating the guardianship upon the probate court's receipt of both of the following:

(1) A provisional order accepting the proceeding from the court to which the proceeding is to be transferred and that is issued under provisions similar to section 2112.32 of the Revised Code;

(2) The documents required to terminate a guardianship in this state.

(G) In determining whether a respondent has a significant connection with a particular state for purposes of this section, the probate court may consider any of the following:

(1) The location of the respondent's family and other persons required to be notified of the guardianship or protective proceeding;

(2) The length of time the respondent at any time was physically present in the state and the duration of any absence;

(3) The location of the respondent's property;

(4) The extent to which the respondent has ties to the state, including, but not limited to, voting registration, state or local tax return filing, vehicle registration, driver's license, social relationships, and receipt of services.

Cite as R.C. § 2112.31

History. Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.163, HB 27, §1, eff. 3/22/2013.

Related Legislative Provision: See 129th General AssemblyFile No.163, HB 27, §3