IN RE: ORDER ADOPTING RULE 1.40 AND AMENDING THE NOTE TO RULE 14.8 OF THE PENNSYLVANIA ORPHANS' COURT RULES
COURT RULES DOCKET
NOW, this 2nd day of January, 2020, upon
the recommendation of the Orphans' Court Procedural Rules
Committee; the proposal having been submitted without
publication pursuant to Pa.R.J.A. No. 103(a)(3):
Ordered pursuant to Article V, Section 10 of the Constitution
of Pennsylvania that Rule 1.40 of the Pennsylvania
Orphans' Court Rules is adopted in the attached form and
that the Note to Rule 14.8 of the Pennsylvania Orphans'
Court Rules is amended in the attached form.
Order shall be processed in accordance with Pa.R.J.A. No.
103(b), and shall be effective on April 1, 2020.
1.40. In Forma Pauperis
Pa.R.C.P. No. 240 shall apply in every action or proceeding
before a court covered by these Rules.
Comment: Under Pa.R.C.P. No. 240, a party who is
found by the court to be without financial resources to pay
the costs of filing a legal paper or other costs of an action
or proceeding before the court shall have such costs waived.
This Rule does not apply in matters before a Register of
14.8. Guardianship Reporting, Monitoring, Review, and
(a) Reporting. A guardian shall file the
following reports with the clerk:
(1) An inventory by the guardian of the estate within 90 days
of such guardian's appointment;
(2) An annual report by the guardian of the estate of an
incapacitated person one year after appointment and annually
(3) An annual report by the guardian of the person one year
after appointment and annually thereafter;
(4) A final report by the guardian of the person and the
guardian of the estate within 60 days of the death of the
incapacitated person, an adjudication of capacity, a change
of guardian, or the ...