40.0401 Power to appoint guardians.

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The age of majority of males and females in American Samoa is 18 years. The Trial Division of the High Court, when it appears necessary or convenient, may appoint a guardian of the person and estate, or either, of a minor or of a person who is for any cause mentally or physically incompetent to manage his own property.

History: 1962, PL 1-21; 1968, PL 10-71; amd 1979, PL 16-53 § 22.

Amendments: 1979 Substituted ‘Trial Division” for “Probate Division”.