One thing to understand about the difference between a contested vs. uncontested proceeding is that usually, in contested proceedings, the court appoints a guardian ad litem to promote the respondent’s best interests and legal counsel to represent the respondent.
If capacity is a point of contention, one or more medical doctors may be called by either side to testify to the respondent’s capacity or lack thereof. Other supporting witnesses are typically called as well.
It is highly recommended that the petitioner retain counsel to assist, especially in contested proceedings, as the rules of probate and civil procedure will apply. These rules aren’t easy to pick up for those without formal legal training and education.
When you need to speak with a Denver conservator lawyer or a Denver Guardianship lawyer, call Baker Law Group.