Frequently Asked Questions
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Who May Adopt?
Who May be Adopted?
What are the Types of Adoptions?
Who Must Consent?
What are the Rights of an Unwed Father?
Where Should I File for Adoption?
Is a Home Study Necessary?
Must I Have an Attorney?
Must I Appear in Court?
Is the Birth Certificate Changed?
What is a "mental illness"?
What is a mental crisis?
What is a Conservatorship?
Who Chooses the Conservator?
What is the Court's Role?
How is the Conservatorship Terminated?
What is Estate Administration?
How Soon Should the Estate be Opened?
Who Administers the Estate?
What are the Duties of the Fiduciary?
Does a Fiduciary Need an Attorney?
Who Can Practice Law in the Probate Court?
How Long Should it Take to Administrate an Estate?
What are the Steps in a Full Administration?
What Property Must be Appraised?
What if There is no Will?
Must a Will be Presented to the Court?
What is a Release from Administration?
What is a Summary Release from Administration?
What is a Guardianship?
What is a Guardian?
Who Needs a Guardian?
Who Chooses the Guardian?
What is the Appointment Procedure?
What are the Ward's Rights?
What is Court Supervision?
What are the Guardianship Types?
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