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April 20, 2012
Supreme Court Seeks Public Comment on Revised Probate Forms

The Ohio Supreme Court will accept public comment until May 29 on amendments to revise probate court forms that concern appointing a guardian of an alleged incompetent and a name change application for an adult or a minor.

Amendments to the Rules of Superintendence for the Courts of Ohio cover Probate Forms 17.0, 21.0 and 21.2.

Revisions to form 17.0 (Application for Appointment of Guardian of Alleged Incompetent) would add additional items of information for the benefit of the probate court and the proposed ward. Revisions to forms 21.0 (Application for Change of Name of Adult) and 21.2 (Application for Change of Name of Minor) make them comply with House Bill 86. This legislation prohibited a probate court from ordering a name change if the applicant was convicted, pled guilty to, or was adjudicated a delinquent child for having committed a sexually oriented offense or a child-victim oriented offense.

View complete language of the proposed forms.

Comments should be submitted in writing to:

John VanNorman, Policy and Research Counsel
Supreme Court of Ohio
65 S. Front St., Seventh Floor
Columbus, OH 43215

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