§ 26-9-1 Short title
§ 26-9-2 Definitions
§ 26-9-3 When guardian to be appointed for ward
§ 26-9-4 Limitations as to appointment of guardians
§ 26-9-5 Procedure for appointment of guardian – Filing of petition; contents thereof
§ 26-9-6 Procedure for appointment of guardian – Certification as to age, etc., of minor ward
§ 26-9-7 Procedure for appointment of guardian – Certification as to incompetence, etc., of mentally incompetent ward
§ 26-9-8 Procedure for appointment of guardian – Notice of filing of petition
§ 26-9-9 Procedure for appointment of guardian – Appointment of guardian; execution and filing of bonds by guardian; filing of certificate by personal sureties
§ 26-9-10 Investment of funds of estate by guardian; limitation as to loans of funds of ward
§ 26-9-11 Application of estate for support and maintenance of person other than ward
§ 26-9-12 Furnishing of copy of public record used to determine eligibility for benefits to applicant for benefits
§ 26-9-13 Commitment of incompetent veteran to veterans’ hospital
§ 26-9-14 Filing of account of receipts and disbursements for settlement by guardian; certification of copy thereof to veterans’ administration; notice of hearing thereon
§ 26-9-15 Removal of guardian for failure to file account of moneys received for ward, etc
§ 26-9-16 Discharge of guardian
§ 26-9-17 Compensation of guardian generally
§ 26-9-18 Taxing of costs and fees of guardian
§ 26-9-19 Construction and applicability of chapter

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 26 > Chapter 9

  • administration: The United States Veterans' Administration or its successor. See Alabama Code 26-9-2
  • administrator: The Administrator of Veterans' Affairs of the United States Veterans' Administration. See Alabama Code 26-9-2
  • adult: An individual 19 years of age or older. See Alabama Code 12-15-102
  • aftercare: Conditions and supervision as the juvenile court orders after release from the Department of Youth Services. See Alabama Code 12-15-102
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • APPOINTING AUTHORITY: A department head. See Alabama Code 45-35A-51.01
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • benefits: All moneys payable by the United States through the Veterans' Administration. See Alabama Code 26-9-2
  • board: The personnel board herein authorized. See Alabama Code 45-35A-51.01
  • child: An individual under the age of 18 years, or under 21 years of age and before the juvenile court for a delinquency matter arising before that individual's 18th birthday, or under 19 years of age and before the juvenile court for a child in need of supervision matter or commitment to the State Department of Mental Health or under 19 years of age and before the juvenile court for a proceeding initiated under Section 12-15-115(b)(2). See Alabama Code 12-15-102
  • CHILD IN NEED OF SUPERVISION: A child who has been adjudicated by a juvenile court for doing any of the following and who is in need of care, rehabilitation, or supervision:

    a. See Alabama Code 12-15-102

  • CLASSIFIED SERVICE: Includes all offices, positions, and employment in the City of Dothan as these offices, positions, and employment now or may hereafter exist, the holders of which are paid whether by salary, wages, or fees, in whole or in part, from funds of the city, except those expressly placed in the unclassified service. See Alabama Code 45-35A-51.01
  • committee: The citizens supervisory committee herein created. See Alabama Code 45-35A-51.01
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • DELINQUENT ACT: An act committed by a child that is designated a violation, misdemeanor, or felony offense pursuant to the law of the municipality, county, or state in which the act was committed or pursuant to federal law. See Alabama Code 12-15-102
  • DELINQUENT CHILD: A child who has been adjudicated for a delinquent act and is in need of care or rehabilitation. See Alabama Code 12-15-102
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • detention: The temporary placement of children alleged or adjudicated to be delinquent in secure custody as defined herein pending juvenile court disposition or transfer to a residential facility for further care of a child adjudicated delinquent. See Alabama Code 12-15-102
  • director: The personnel director herein created. See Alabama Code 45-35A-51.01
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • employee: A person in the classified service herein set up and appointed by the appointing authority, unless herein expressly excepted. See Alabama Code 45-35A-51.01
  • EMPLOYMENT REGISTER: Typewritten lists containing the names of those applicants who have successfully passed mental tests for initial employment within the classified service for any specific position and which names are listed in the order of final grades attained on such tests from the highest grade attained to the lowest grade attained. See Alabama Code 45-35A-51.01
  • examination: Physical fitness evaluation to include annual or other physical examinations, physical fitness examinations, final physical examinations, or any other type of physical examinations as prescribed by the personnel board or the director to determine the physical fitness of initial applicants for employment within the classified service and the physical fitness of classified employees now assigned, to qualify physically for the positions they now occupy or expect to occupy within the classified service. See Alabama Code 45-35A-51.01
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation: A government corporation that insures the deposits of all national and state banks that are members of the Federal Reserve System. Source: OCC
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • guardian: Any person acting as a fiduciary for a ward and includes a conservator appointed under Alabama Uniform Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Act. See Alabama Code 26-9-2
  • GUARDIAN AD LITEM: A licensed attorney appointed by a juvenile court to protect the best interests of an individual without being bound by the expressed wishes of that individual. See Alabama Code 12-15-102
  • INTAKE OFFICER: A juvenile probation officer or an employee of the judicial branch of government, who is neutral and detached from executive and legislative branch activities, designated by the juvenile court judge to initiate original delinquency, dependency, and child in need of supervision cases, as well as cases designated in Section 12-15-132, before the juvenile court. See Alabama Code 12-15-102
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • JUVENILE COURT: The juvenile or family court division of the circuit or district court having jurisdiction over matters as provided by this chapter. See Alabama Code 12-15-102
  • JUVENILE DETENTION FACILITY: Any facility owned or operated by the state, any county, or other legal entity licensed by and contracted with the Department of Youth Services for the detention of children. See Alabama Code 12-15-102
  • LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER: Any person, however denominated, who is authorized by law to exercise the police powers of the state, a county, or local governments. See Alabama Code 12-15-102
  • LEGAL CUSTODIAN: A parent, person, agency, or department to whom legal custody of a child under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court pursuant to this chapter has been awarded by order of the juvenile court or other court of competent jurisdiction. See Alabama Code 12-15-102
  • LEGAL CUSTODY: A legal status created by order of the juvenile court which vests in a legal custodian the right to have physical custody of a child under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court pursuant to this chapter and the right and duty to protect, train, and discipline the child and to provide the child with food, shelter, clothing, education, and medical care, all subject to the powers, rights, duties, and responsibilities of the legal guardian of the person of the child and subject to any residual parental rights and responsibilities. See Alabama Code 12-15-102
  • LEGAL GUARDIAN: A person who has been appointed by a probate court pursuant to the Alabama Uniform Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Act, Chapter 2A (commencing with Section 26-2A-1) of Title 26 to be a guardian of a person under 19 years of age who has not otherwise had the disabilities of minority removed. See Alabama Code 12-15-102
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • minor: An individual who is under the age of 19 years and who is not a child within the meaning of this chapter. See Alabama Code 12-15-102
  • month: means a calendar month. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • oath: includes affirmation. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • parent: The legal mother or the legal father of a child under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court pursuant to this chapter. See Alabama Code 12-15-102
  • person: A partnership, corporation, or an association. See Alabama Code 26-9-2
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Presentence report: A report prepared by a court's probation officer, after a person has been convicted of an offense, summarizing for the court the background information needed to determine the appropriate sentence. Source: U.S. Courts
  • probation: The legal status created by order of the juvenile court following an adjudication of delinquency or in need of supervision whereby a child is permitted to remain in a community subject to supervision and return to the juvenile court for violation of probation at any time during the period of probation. See Alabama Code 12-15-102
  • Probation officers: Screen applicants for pretrial release and monitor convicted offenders released under court supervision.
  • PUBLIC HEARING: A meeting of the board open to the public, where any citizen, taxpayer, or other interested party may appear and be heard, subject to the duly adopted rules and regulations. See Alabama Code 45-35A-51.01
  • PUBLIC RECORD: A record which the members of the public shall have the right to inspect, within reason and during ordinary business hours. See Alabama Code 45-35A-51.01
  • RULES AND REGULATIONS: A prescribed course of procedure adopted by the board to promote the administration of this part and the system hereby created. See Alabama Code 45-35A-51.01
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • SHELTER CARE: The temporary care of children in group homes, foster care, relative placement, or other nonpenal facilities. See Alabama Code 12-15-102
  • subscription: include a mark when the person cannot write, if his name is written near the mark, and witnessed by a person who writes his own name as a witness, and include with respect to corporate securities facsimile signature placed upon any instrument or writing with intent to execute or authenticate such instrument or writing. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • tests: Written, oral, or other methods of evaluation established by the board or director, to determine the merit, aptitude, knowledge of the job, and general qualifications, other than physical, of applicants to fill initial positions within the classified service, or for the promotion of those classified employees presently assigned to higher positions within the classified service, or for the purpose of reclassification or transfer of such employees into new or existing positions within the classified service. See Alabama Code 45-35A-51.01
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • United States: includes the territories thereof and the District of Columbia. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • ward: A beneficiary of the administration. See Alabama Code 26-9-2