Code of the District of Columbia

§ 21–2052. Original petition for appointment or protective order.

(a) The individual to be protected or any person who is interested in the estate, affairs, or welfare of the individual may petition for the appointment of a conservator or for any other appropriate protective order.

(b) The petition must set forth, to the extent known:

(1) The name, address, and interest of the petitioner;

(2) The name, age, residence, and address of the individual to be protected;

(3) The name and address of the guardian, if any;

(4) The name and address of the nearest relative known to the petitioner;

(5) A general statement of the individual’s property with an estimate of the value of that property, including any compensation, insurance, pension, or allowance to which the individual is entitled; and

(6) The reason why appointment of a conservator or other protective order is necessary, stated with sufficient particularity as to enable the court to determine what class of examiner and visitor should examine the individual alleged to be incapacitated. If the appointment of a conservator is requested, the petition shall also set forth the name and address of the person whose appointment is sought and the basis of any claim to priority for appointment.


(Feb. 28, 1987, D.C. Law 6-204, § 2(a), 34 DCR 632.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 21-2052.

Editor's Notes

Uniform Law: This section is based upon § 2-304 of the Uniform Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Act (1982 Act).