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-646PART 5—GUARDIAN AND WARD CBAPTKH 121. R E X A T I O N S H I P OF GUARDIAN AND WARD 123. W H E N G U A R D I A N S H I P NOT NBX;ESSART 125. APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIANS FOR MINORS 127. APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIANS FOR INCOMPETENT PERSONS 129. O A T H S, BONDS, AND LETTERS 131. POWERS AND D U T I E S OF GUARDIANS 133. SALES, MORTGAGES, AND CONVEYANCES 135. INVENTORY AND ACCOUNTING
137. NoNRESiDEaJT WARDS
Sec. 2801 2851 2881 2921 2961 3001 3041 3081
139. S U S P E N S I O N; REMOVAL, AND RESIGNATION 141. TERMINATION OF G U A R D I A N S H I P 143. NOTICES AND PROCEDURE
3161 3201 3241
CHAPTER 121—RELATIONSHIP OF GUARDIAN AND WARD Sec. 2801. 2802. 2803. 2804. 2805. 2806. 2807. 2808. 2809. 2810. 2811. 2812.
Definition of relationship; applicability of t r u s t law; control by court. General or special g u a r d i a n s. Appointment of g u a r d i a n of person and e s t a t e of child by will or deed. Appointment of g u a r d i a n of person and estate of incompetent by will or deed. Appointment of general g u a r d i a n by c o u r t; multiple g u a r d i a n s; b o n d s; deposit of moneys of small e s t a t e s; confirmation of other appointments. T e s t a m e n t a r y g u a r d i a n s; qualification, powers, duties, and bond. Rules for a w a r d i n g custody or appointment of g u a r d i a n of minor. Order of preference in a w a r d i n g custody of minor. P a r e n t s adversely claiming custody or g u a r d i a n s h i p. Abandonment a s forfeiture of right to g u a r d i a n s h i p. M a r r i a g e of g u a r d i a n. T r u s t companies a s g u a r d i a n s.
§ 2801. Definition of relationship; applicability of trust law; control by court A guardian is a person appointed to take care of the person or property, or of both the person and property, of another. The latter is a ward. The relation of guardian and ward is confidential and subject to the provisions of law relating to trusts. In the managemenf and disposition of the person or property committed to him, a guardian may be regulated and controlled by the court. § 2802. General or special guardians Guardians are either general or special. A general guardian is a guardian of the person or of all the property of the ward within the Canal Zone, or of both. Every other guardian is a special guardian. § 2803. Appointment of guardian of person and estate of child by will or deed Either parent of a legitimate child living or likely to be born may, by will or deed, appoint a guardian of the person or estate, or both, of the child, to take effect upon the death of the parent appointing: (1) with the written consent of the other parent; or (2) if the other parent is dead or incapable of consent. If the child is illegitimate, the mother may make the appointment. § 2804. Appointment of guardian of person and estate of incompetent by will or deed Either parent of an unmarried incompetent person, or of an incompetent person whose marriage has been annulled or dissolved by death or divorce, may, by will or deed, appoint a guardian of the person or estate, or both, of the incompetent, to take effect upon the death of the person appointing: ^1) with the written consent of the other parent; or (2) if the other parent is dead or incapable of consent. If the incompetent person is married, the spouse may make the appointment.