Claims (Guardianship) Law and Legal Definition

Claims generally, are legal actions or causes of action to obtain money, property, or the enforcement of a right against another person, an organization or an estate of a person. They are declarations of a right with regard to property and money.

Claims, with regard to guardianship include liabilities of a protected person and liabilities of the estate. These liabilities may arise in contract, tort, or otherwise at or after the appointment of a guardian of the person and guardian of the estate. Expenses of administration are also included in the claims. The term claims is defined in the state statute of Alabama [Code of Ala. � 26-2A-20 (1)] �In respect of a protected person, includes liabilities of the protected person, whether arising in contract, tort, or otherwise, and liabilities of the estate which arise at or after the appointment of a conservator, including expenses of administration.�