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Petition for Guardianship




G.L.c. 190B, §5-304

Docket No. MI18P3982GD

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

The Trial Court

Probate and Family Court

Middlesex and Family Court

208 Cambridge Street

Cambridge, MA 02141


In the matter of Richard D Ross RESPONDENT

Of: West Groton, MA Alleged Incapacitated Person

To the named Respondent and all other interested persons, a petition has been filed by

Sylvia L. Leslie of West Groton, MA

In the above captioned matter alleging that Richard D Ross is in need of a Guardian and requesting that Sylvia L. Leslie of West Groton, MA (or some other suitable person) be appointed as Guardian to serve With Surety on the bond.


The petition asks the court to determine that the Respondent is incapacitated, that the appointment of a Guardian is necessary, and that the proposed Guardian is appropriate. The petition is on file with this court and may contain a request for certain specific authority. 


You have the right to object to this proceeding. If you wish to do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance at this court on or before 10:00 A.M. on the return date of 09/07/2018. This day is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline by which you have to file the written appearance if you object to the petition. If you fail to file the written appearance by the return date, action may be taken in this matter without further notice to you. In addition to filing the written appearance, you or your attorney must file a written affidavit stating the specific facts and grounds of your objection within 30 days after the return date.


The outcome of this proceeding may limit or completely take away the above-named person’s right to make decisions about personal affairs or financial affairs or both. The above-named person has the right to ask for a lawyer. Anyone may make this request on behalf of the above-named person. If the above-named person cannot afford a lawyer, one may be appointed at State expense.


Witness, Hon. Edward F. Donnelly, Jr., First Justice of this Court.

Date: August 10, 2018 Tara E. DeCristofaro

Register of Probate


Groton Herald

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 610, Groton, Massachusetts 01450

161 Main Street, Groton, Massachusetts 01450
[above Main Street Café]

Telephone: 978-448-6061

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