Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 76A.djvu/754

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-658§ 3082. Failure to file inventory or account; revocation of letters; liability on bond If a guardian neglects or refuses to return an inventory or render an account within the time prescribed, the court, upon notice, may revoke his letters of guardianship, and he shall be liable on his bond the failure. § 3083. Examination of persons suspected of defrauding wards or concealing property Upon complaint by a guardian, ward, creditor, or other person interested in the estate, or having a prospective interest therein as heir or otherwise, against any one suspected of having concealed, embezzled, smuggled, or fraudulently disposed of, any of the property, or an instrument in writing belonging to the ward or to his estate, the district court may cite the suspected person to appear before the court, and may examine and proceed against him on such charge in the manner provided by Part 3 of this title, with respect to persons suspected of and charged with concealing, embezzling, smuggling, or fraudulently disposing of the effects of a decedent. § 3084. Accounts of guardians; joint guardians (a) At the expiration of a year from the time of his appointment, and as often thereafter as may be required by the court, the guardian shall present his account to the court for settlement and allowance. (b) When an account is rendered by two or more joint guardians, the court may allow the account upon the oath of any of them. § 3085. Termination of guardianship; continuing jurisdiction to settle accounts The termination of the relation of guardian and ward by the death of either guardian or ward or by the ward's attaining his majority or being restored to capacity does not cause the court to lose jurisdiction of the proceeding for the purpose of settling the accounts of the guardian. § 3086. Accounts of deceased guardians If a guardian dies, his accounts may be presented by his personal representative to, and settled by, the court in which the estate of which he was guardian is being administered. Upon petition of the successor of the deceased guardian, the court may compel the personal representative of the deceased guardian to render an account of the administration of his testator or intestate, and the court shall settle the account as in other cases. § 3087. Expenses and compensation of guardians A guardian shall be allowed the amount of his reasonable expenses incurred in the execution of his trust, and have such compensation for his services as the court in which his accounts are settled deems just and reasonable. He shall also be allowed reasonable and proper disbursements, made after the legal termination of the guardianship, but while that relation, by consent or acquiescence of the parties, still subsists in fact, and before the discharge of the guardian by the court, and which were made by the consent, express or implied, of the ward, and for his benefit or the benefit of his estate. § 3088. Investment and managment of wards' estates; orders of court On the application of a guardian or a person interested in the estate of a ward, after such notice to persons interested therein as the court directs, the court may authorize and require the guardian to invest the proceeds of sales, and any other of his ward's money in his