If the owner of the lands is an infant or is of unsound mind, the court, on the day appointed for the hearing, must appoint a guardian ad litem to represent him, and the guardian so appointed must file a written acceptance of the appointment, must appear and protect the rights and interests of such infant or person of unsound mind and, if he deems it necessary, may employ counsel to assist him. The compensation of such guardian and of his counsel must be ascertained by the court and taxed as costs of the proceedings.
(Code 1907, §2417; Code 1923, §3151; Code 1940, T. 59, §7.)
Terms Used In Alabama Code 42-2-4
- Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
- person: includes a corporation as well as a natural person. See Alabama Code 1-1-1