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I'm sorry to hear about your situation. It's unlikely that she would be able to successfully do this, as it does not seem that California has jurisdiction over this matter. The Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act (UAGPPJA), which California and Arkansas have both enacted, spell out which state would have jurisdiction over such a matter. Essentially this law says that if the conservatee (your mother) has a home state, that state will have jurisdiction over that matter. In the law, “Home state” means the state in which the proposed conservatee was physically present, including any period of temporary absence, for at least six consecutive months immediately before the filing of a petition for a conservatorship order, or, if none, the state in which the proposed conservatee was physically present, including any period of temporary absence, for at least six consecutive months ending within the six months prior to the filing of the petition.
So if she is filing and California does not have jurisdiction due to your mother having a home state in Arkansas, you would need to respond and let the court know that your mother's home state is in Arkansas and pursuant to the above mentioned law only Arkansas would have jurisdiction over the matter, not California.
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