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  404.648.  Conflicts of interest — guardian or conservator ad litem appointed, when, compensation. — 1.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law, if it is suggested in a petition filed by the beneficiary, a creditor, a person interested in the welfare of the beneficiary, or other interested person, including a member of the beneficiary's family who may have a property right or claim against or an expectancy, reversionary or other interest in the estate of the beneficiary, or if it affirmatively appears to the court that the beneficiary is disabled or incapacitated and there is a possible conflict of interest between the beneficiary and the personal custodian or a custodial trustee, the court may appoint a guardian or conservator ad litem to represent the beneficiary in any proceeding to adjudicate any right affected by the possible conflict of interest.  The guardian or conservator ad litem shall have only such authority as is provided in the order of appointment and shall serve until discharged by the court.

  2.  If a court appoints a guardian or conservator ad litem for the beneficiary, the court may, by order entered in the proceeding, provide reasonable compensation and reimbursement for expenses for the guardian or conservator ad litem and, in appropriate cases, allow the payment out of the custodial property of the beneficiary or enter a judgment for the amount as costs against some other person who is a party to the proceeding and whose conduct is determined by the court as giving rise to the necessity for the appointment of the guardian or conservator ad litem.


(L. 1989 H.B. 145)

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