The clerk of court shall keep a record for each ward or protected person involved in any document that may be filed with the court under this chapter, including petitions, requests, and any orders or responses by the court relating thereto, and establish and maintain a system for indexing, filing, or recording which is sufficient to enable users of the records to obtain adequate information. Upon payment of the required fees, the clerk shall issue certified copies of any letters issued to any guardian or conservator or of any other document filed or recorded. Certificates relating to letters must show the date of appointment.

(Acts 1987, No. 87-590, p. 975, §1-305.)

Terms Used In Alabama Code 26-2A-34

  • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
  • conservator: A person who is appointed by a court to manage the estate of a protected person and includes a limited conservator described in Section 26-2A-148(a). See Alabama Code 26-2A-20
  • court: A probate court of this state. See Alabama Code 26-2A-20
  • guardian: A person who has qualified as a guardian of a minor or incapacitated person pursuant to parental or spousal nomination or court appointment and includes a limited guardian as described in Sections 26-2A-78(e) and 26-2A-105(c), but excludes one who is merely a guardian ad litem. See Alabama Code 26-2A-20
  • letters: Includes letters of guardianships and letters of conservatorship. See Alabama Code 26-2A-20
  • person: An individual or an organization, unless the context otherwise requires. See Alabama Code 26-2A-20
  • PROTECTED PERSON: A minor or other person for whom a conservator has been appointed or other protective order has been made as provided in Sections 26-2A-136 and 26-2A-137. See Alabama Code 26-2A-20
  • ward: A person for whom a guardian has been appointed. See Alabama Code 26-2A-20