UNIFORM PROBATE CODE
PROTECTION OF PERSONS UNDER DISABILITY AND THEIR PROPERTY
PROTECTION OF PROPERTY OF PERSONS UNDER DISABILITY AND MINORS
15-5-433. Provisions for conservator of minor from age eighteen to age twenty-one. If so stated in the order appointing such conservator, or in any supplemental order entered prior to the time the minor reaches the age of eighteen (18) years, the conservator for a minor (said minor being hereinafter referred to as the "protected person") shall act until the protected person reaches the age of twenty-one (21) years, subject to the following provisions:
(a) The court may state in such order special terms and conditions for such conservator when acting while the protected person is of the age of eighteen (18) years or more, but less than the age of twenty-one (21) years;
(b) Upon reaching the age of eighteen (18) years, the protected person may, at any time thereafter, petition the court to terminate or modify the conservatorship prior to the protected person attaining the age of twenty-one (21) years. Said petition must be based on the ability of the minor to adequately manage his or her own financial affairs, demonstrated by appropriate evidence, including:
(1) Demonstrated ability to manage his or her financial affairs;
(2) Submission of budgets and other appropriate similar documents;
(3) Employment history;
(4) Educational history;
(5) Criminal history; and
(6) Other relevant evidence;
(c) The burden of showing such financial management ability shall be upon the protected person and must be demonstrated by clear and convincing evidence thereof; and
(d) The court may, in its discretion, order reports to be filed by the conservator, and/or a court visitor, and/or may appoint a guardian ad litem for the protected person.
The original determination of whether to extend the conservatorship to age twenty-one (21) years shall be within the discretion of the court and may be based on such factors as the court deems to be relevant to such determination.
[15-5-433, added 1996, ch. 423, sec. 1, p. 1447.]