New Guardianship Rules and Forms

The Supreme Court has entered an order with attached new Pa.O.C. Rules 14.1 through 14.14 and amendments to Rules 1.5 and 5.10 through 5.12, new Orphans’ Court Forms G-01 through G-04, and an explanatory report of the Orphans’ Court Procedural Rules Committee.  This order rescinds and replaces all guardianship rules and four guardianship forms.  The new rules were previously published for comment at 47 Pa.B. 5930 (September 23, 2017); 47 Pa.B. 4815 (August 19, 2017); and 46 Pa.B. 7934 (December 17, 2016).

The new rules will be effective June 1, 2019.

“In re: Order Rescinding and Replacing Rules 14.1 through 14.5 and Forms G-01 through G-04, and Amending Rules 1.5, 5.10 through 5.12, and Index to Appendix of the Pennsylvania Orphans’ Court Rules,” 48 Pa.B. 3524 (6/16/2018), No. 770 Supreme Court Rules Docket (6/1/2018).

The Supreme Court has also entered an order directing that local guardianship rules be reviewed and that new rules be submitted to the Orphans’ Court Procedural Rules Committee for review in accordance with O.C. Rule 1.5 not later than December 1, 2018.  All existing local guardianship rules will be vacated effective June 1, 2019.

“In re: Review and Vacatur of Local Orphans’ Court Rules,” 48 Pa.B. 3582 (6/16/2018), No. 771 Supreme Court Rules Docket (6/1/2018).



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