Persons Interested in the Welfare of an Incompetent May Have the Right to Intervene in a Guardianship Proceeding

March 7, 2019

In Re: Guardianship of Bakhtiar, 2019-Ohio-581. Court of Appeals of Ohio, Ninth Appellate District, Lorain County. February 19, 2019, Decided

The Ninth District Court of Appeals in the matter of In Re: Guardianship of Bakhtiar made an important ruling that allows persons interested in the welfare of another to intervene in guardianship proceedings if the intervening party can demonstrate an interest relating to the property or transaction that is the subject of the action.  Without the right of intervention in order to have a say in the guardianship proceeding, an interested party would have to file a guardianship application.