Split Wyoming High Court: No Divorce Filing On Ward’s Behalf Absent Statutory Power

(April 13, 2023, 1:09 PM EDT) -- CHEYENNE, Wyo. — After accepting certification of a lower court’s question as to a guardian or conservator’s power to sue for divorce on a ward’s behalf, a split Wyoming Supreme Court held that because Wyoming law does not permit such divorce filings and absent “statutory direction” regarding applying “the ward’s subjective views on divorce or the objectively-determined best interests of the ward, the court risks usurping the exclusive role of the legislature in establishing divorce, guardianship, and conservatorship law.”...

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