Article 3.

Transfer of General Guardianship, Guardianship of the Person, or Guardianship of the Estate.

35B-30. Transfer of general guardianship, guardianship of the person, or guardianship of the estate to another state.

(a) A general guardian, guardian of the person, or guardian of the estate appointed in this State may petition the court to transfer the incompetency proceeding and the general guardianship, guardianship of the person, or guardianship of the estate to another state, respectively.

(b) Notice of a petition under subsection (a) of this section must be given to the persons that would be entitled to notice of a petition in this State for the adjudication of incompetence and the application for the appointment of a general guardian, guardian of the person, or guardian of the estate.

(c) On the court's own motion or on request of the general guardian, guardian of the person, or guardian of the estate, the incapacitated or protected person, or other person required to be notified of the petition, the court shall hold a hearing on a petition filed pursuant to subsection (a) of this section.

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

(1) The incapacitated person 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 incapacitated person.

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

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

(1) The protected person is physically present in or is reasonably expected to move permanently to the other state, or the protected person has a significant connection to the other state considering the factors in G.S. 35B-15(b).

(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 protected person's property.

(f) The court shall issue a provisional order granting a petition to transfer the incompetency proceeding and general guardianship and shall direct the general guardian to petition for general guardianship in the other state if the court is satisfied that the general guardianship will be accepted by the court of the other state and the court finds the existence of the factors set forth in subdivisions (1), (2), and (3) of subsection (d) and subdivisions (1), (2), and (3) of subsection (e) of this section.

(g) The court shall issue a final order confirming the transfer and terminating the incompetency proceeding and the general guardianship, guardianship of the person, or guardianship of the estate upon its receipt of all of the following:

(1) A provisional order accepting the proceeding from the court to which the proceeding is to be transferred which is issued under provisions similar to G.S. 35B-31.

(2) The documents required to terminate a general guardianship, guardianship of the person, or guardianship of the estate in this State. (2016-72, s. 1.)