Code Section

Probate Code - PROB

DIVISION 3. GENERAL PROVISIONS OF A PROCEDURAL NATURE [1000 - 1312]

  ( Division 3 enacted by Stats. 1990, Ch. 79. )
  

PART 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS [1000 - 1064]

  ( Part 1 enacted by Stats. 1990, Ch. 79. )
  

CHAPTER 1. Rules of Practice [1000 - 1004]
  ( Chapter 1 enacted by Stats. 1990, Ch. 79. )

  
1003.  

(a) The court may, on its own motion or on request of a personal representative, guardian, conservator, trustee, or other interested person, appoint a guardian ad litem at any stage of a proceeding under this code to represent the interest of any of the following persons, if the court determines that representation of the interest otherwise would be inadequate:

(1) A minor.

(2) An incapacitated person.

(3) An unborn person.

(4) An unascertained person.

(5) A person whose identity or address is unknown.

(6) A designated class of persons who are not ascertained or are not in being.

(b) If not precluded by a conflict of interest, a guardian ad litem may be appointed to represent several persons or interests.

(c) The reasonable expenses of the guardian ad litem, including compensation and attorney’s fees, shall be determined by the court and paid as the court orders, either out of the property of the estate involved or by the petitioner or from such other source as the court orders.

(Enacted by Stats. 1990, Ch. 79.)