PROBATE COURT RULES TO BE REVIEWED
In her State of the Judiciary report on March 17, 2010, Hon. Rebecca White Berch, Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court, announced two new initiatives related to the Arizona Probate Courts.
First, she has formed a new committee to ”examine ways to streamline and improve monitoring for those for whom guardians or conservators have been appointed. The Committee’s work will help us find ways to protect the best interests of those who must rely on others for their well-being, and will help us serve families who seek assistance on behalf of a loved one.”
Second, in light of recent concerns regarding excessive fees by fiduciaries, “ the Court will form a committee to review the fees that are charged by those appointed to serve as guardians and fiduciaries.”