Kansas Probate Form 2616

Order Appointing Guardian [And Standby Guardian] For A Minor With An Impairment (Involuntary)

Everything you need to know about Kansas Form 2616, including helpful tips, fast facts & deadlines, how to fill it out, where to submit it and other related KS probate forms.

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About Order Appointing Guardian [And Standby Guardian] For A Minor With An Impairment (Involuntary)

There are all sorts of forms executors, beneficiaries, and probate court clerks have to fill out and correspond with during probate and estate settlement, including affidavits, letters, petitions, summons, orders, and notices.

Order Appointing Guardian [And Standby Guardian] For A Minor With An Impairment (Involuntary) is a commonly used form within Kansas. Here’s an overview of what the form is and means, including a breakdown of the situations when (or why) you may need to use it:

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KS Form 2616, which may also referred to as Order Appointing Guardian [And Standby Guardian] For A Minor With An Impairment (Involuntary), is a probate form in Kansas. It is used by executors, personal representatives, trustees, guardians & other related parties during the probate & estate settlement process.

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Atticus Fast Facts About Order Appointing Guardian [And Standby Guardian] For A Minor With An Impairment (Involuntary)

Sometimes it’s tough to find a quick summary— here’s the important details you should know about Order Appointing Guardian [And Standby Guardian] For A Minor With An Impairment (Involuntary):

  • This form pertains to the State of Kansas

  • The relevant probate statute or Kansas laws related to this form include: K.S.A. 59-3067, K.S.A. 59-3068, K.S.A. 59-3069, S. Ct. Rule 109

  • The official Kansas source for this form is here.

Government forms are not typically updated often, though when they are, it often happens rather quietly. While Atticus works hard to keep this information about ’s Form 2616 - Order Appointing Guardian [And Standby Guardian] For A Minor With An Impairment (Involuntary) up to date, certain details can change from time-to-time with little or no communication.

How to file Form 2616

Step 1 - Download the correct Kansas form based on the name and ID if applicable

Double check that you have both the correct form name and the correct form ID. Some Kansas probate forms can look remarkably similar, so it’s best to double, even triple-check that you’re using the right one! Keep in mind that not all States have a standardized Form ID system for their probate forms.

Step 2 - Complete the Document

Fill out all relevant fields in Form 2616, take a break, and then review. Probate and estate settlement processes in KS are long enough to begin with, and making a silly error can push your timeline even farther back. No thank you!

Note: If you don’t currently know all of the answers and are accessing Form 2616 online, be sure to avoid closing the browser tab and potentially losing all your progress (or use a platform like Atticus to help avoid making mistakes).

Step 3 - Have Form 2616 witnessed or notarized (if required)

Some States and situations require particular forms to be notarized. If you have been instructed to get the document notarized or see it in writing on the document, then make sure to hire a local notary. There are max notary fees in the United States that are defined and set by local law. Take a look at our full guide to notary fees to make sure you aren’t overpaying or getting ripped off.

Step 4 - Submit Order Appointing Guardian [And Standby Guardian] For A Minor With An Impairment (Involuntary) to the relevant office

This is most often the local probate court where the decedent (person who passed away) is domiciled (permanently resides) or the institution involved with this particular form (e.g. a bank). Some offices allow you to submit forms online, other’s don’t, and we while we generally recommend going in-person to expedite the process, sometimes that simply isn’t an option.

It’s also a generally good idea to establish a positive working relationship with any probate clerk (unfortunately there’s enough people & process out there making things more difficult and unnecessarily confusing for them), so a best practice is to simply ask the probate clerk proactively exactly how and where they’d prefer you to submit all forms.

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When Order Appointing Guardian [And Standby Guardian] For A Minor With An Impairment (Involuntary) is due

Different probate forms or processes can require different deadlines or response times for completing the appropriate form.

While some steps in the process are bound to specific deadlines (like petitioning for probate, having to submit an inventory of assets, or filing applicable notices to creditors and beneficiaries), many probate forms or processes are not tied to a specific deadline since the scope of work can vary based on situational factors or requirements involved.

Either way, there are a bunch of practical reasons why personal representatives should work to complete each step as thoroughly and quickly as possible when completing probate in Kansas.

5 reasons you should submit 2616 as quickly as possible:

  1. The sooner you begin, the faster Kansas can allow heirs and beneficiaries to get their share of assets subject to probate. Acting promptly can also decrease the costs & overall mental fatigue through an otherwise burdensome process.

    Helpful Context: What’s the Difference Between Probate and Non-Probate Assets?

  2. In general, creditors of an estate usually have around 3-6 months from the time you file notice to creditors to file any claims for debt against the deceased’s assets. If they don’t, then that debt is forfeited (and more importantly, the executor won’t be held personally responsible). So doing this sooner means you have a better idea of who is owed what and ensures you won’t get a surprise collector months later.

  3. Not filing a will within 30 days (on average) could mean that the probate process proceeds according to intestate laws (laws that govern what happens to someone's stuff without a will) or is subject to unnecessary supervision by the probate court. And if you aren't directly related to the deceased (a.k.a. next of kin), this could also mean you lose your inheritance.

  4. It’s important to file any necessary state tax returns on behalf of the deceased or estate by the following tax season in Kansas. If you don’t, you could owe penalties and interest. This also includes any necessary federal tax returns such as Forms 1040, 1041, or even a Form 706 estate tax return.

  5. If a house in the State of Kansas is left empty (or abandoned) for a while, insurance can get dicey. For example, if the house burns down and no one has been there for a year, an insurance company may get out of paying your claim.

If you’re not using Atticus to get specific forms, deadlines, and timelines for Kansas probate, then try and stay as organized as possible, pay close attention to the dates mentioned in any correspondence you have with the State’s government officials, call the local Kansas probate clerk or court for exact answers regarding Form 2616, and when in doubt— consult a qualified trust & estates lawyer for that area.

How to Download, Open, and Edit Form 2616 Online

Order Appointing Guardian [And Standby Guardian] For A Minor With An Impairment (Involuntary) is one of the many probate court forms available for download through Atticus.

It may also be available through some Kansas probate court sites, such as . In order to access the latest version, be updated with any revisions, and get full instructions on how to complete each form, check out the Atticus Probate & Estate Settlement software or consider hiring a qualified legal expert locally within Kansas.

While Atticus automatically provides the latest forms, be sure to choose the correct version of Form 2616 - Order Appointing Guardian [And Standby Guardian] For A Minor With An Impairment (Involuntary) f using any other site or resource in order to avoid having to re-complete the form process and/or make another trip to the Kansas probate court office.

Order Appointing Guardian [And Standby Guardian] For A Minor With An Impairment (Involuntary) is a .pdf, so opening it should be as simple as clicking “View Form” from within the Atticus app or by clicking the appropriate link found on any Kansas-provided government platform. Once you’ve opened the form, you should be able to directly edit the form before saving or printing.

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KS Form 2616, which may also referred to as Order Appointing Guardian [And Standby Guardian] For A Minor With An Impairment (Involuntary), is a probate form in Kansas. It is used by executors, personal representatives, trustees, guardians & other related parties during the probate & estate settlement process.

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Did you know?

  • Form 2616 - Order Appointing Guardian [And Standby Guardian] For A Minor With An Impairment (Involuntary) is a probate form in Kansas.

  • Kansas has multiple types of probate and the necessary forms depend on the unique aspects of each estate, such as type and value of assets, whether there was a valid will, who is serving as the personal representative or executor, and even whether or not they also live in Kansas.

  • During probate, all personal representatives and executives in are required to submit a detailed inventory of assets that must separate non-probate assets from probate assets.

  • Probate in Kansas, especially without guidance, can take years to finish and cost upwards of $14,000.

Frequently Asked Questions about Order Appointing Guardian [And Standby Guardian] For A Minor With An Impairment (Involuntary)

Probate is the government’s way of making sure that when a person dies, the right stuff goes to the right people (including the taxes the government wants).

All of that stuff is collectively known as someone’s “estate”, and it’s the job of the executor or personal representative to fill out all the forms and complete all the required steps to formally dissolve the estate. 

To get instant clarity on the entire probate process and get an idea of the steps, timeline, and best practices, read the Atticus Beginner’s Guide to Probate

The best place? Create an account in Atticus to start getting estate-specific advice. 

You may need a lawyer, you may not, and paying for one when you didn’t need it really hurts. Atticus makes sure you make  the best decisions (plus you can write it off as an executor expense).

We’ve also created a list of other probate services. Be sure to check it out!

An executor is named in someone’s will, and if the deceased didn’t have a will, then the spouse or other close family relative usually steps up to fulfill the role. If no one wants to do it, then a judge will appoint someone. 

The executor is responsible for the complete management of the probate process, including major responsibilities such as:

  • Creating an inventory of all probate assets.

  • Filling out all necessary forms

  • Paying off all estate debts and taxes

  • Submitting reports to the court and beneficiaries as requested

And much more. This process often stretches longer than a year. 

For an idea of what separates executors who succeed from those who make this way harder than it should be, visit our article, Executors of an Estate:
What they do & secrets to succeeding
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The Exact Text on Form 2616

Here’s the text, verbatim, that is found on Kansas Form 2616 - Order Appointing Guardian [And Standby Guardian] For A Minor With An Impairment (Involuntary). You can use this to get an idea of the context of the form and what type of information is needed.

2021 2600-46 Kansas Probate Forms 3d 2616 (CAPTION) ORDER APPOINTING GUARDIAN [AND STANDBY GUARDIAN] FOR A MINOR WITH AN IMPAIRMENT NOW, on this day, the Court hears the Petition for Appointment of a Guardian [and Standby Guardian] for a minor with an impairment filed by Mary Roe. The petitioner appears in person and by her attorney, W.B. Pleader. Richard Roe, the proposed ward appears in person and by his attorney, A.B. Defender. There are no other appearances. After examining the files, and hearing the evidence, statements and arguments of counsel, the Court finds that: . Notice of trial has been given as required by law and order of this court and proof has been filed and is approved. 2. The allegations of the petition are true. 3. By clear and convincing evidence, Richard Roe, is a minor with an impairment in need of a guardian because of both an impairment which is expected to continue beyond the age of 8 and the lack of the capacity to meet essential needs for physical health, safety or welfare; and the Guardian appointed shall be possessed of all the powers and duties of a Guardian as set out in K.S.A. 59-3075 and the Letters of Guardianship to be issued shall so state. 4. Mary Roe and Bob Roe have filed evidence of completion of the instructional program required by K.S.A. 59-3069(j). 5. Despite the existence of a potential conflict of interest, Mary Roe is a fit and proper person to be appointed guardian for Richard Roe. 6. Bob Roe is a fit and proper person to be appointed standby guardian for Richard Roe. THE COURT ORDERS that: 1. The above findings be made a part of the order and decree of the Court. 2. Mary Roe is appointed guardian for Richard Roe and upon the filing of an oath, Letters of Guardianship shall be issued. This appointment shall extend beyond Richard Roe's eighteenth birthday. 2021 2600-47 Kansas Probate Forms 3d 3. Bob Roe is appointed standby guardian for Richard Roe and upon filing an oath, Letters of Authority to Act as Standby Guardian in the absence of Mary Roe shall be issued. 4. No guardianship plan is required at this time. The guardian shall file an annual report of the condition of the ward not later than one year from the date of this order and each year thereafter until further order of the court. THIS ORDER IS EFFECTIVE as of the date and time shown on the electronic file stamp. Reference K.S.A. 59-3067; 59-3068; 59-3069; and Supreme Court Rule 09. Comment For a detailed explanation of the instructional program referenced in paragraph 4, see the comment to Form 2609.

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