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Rule 14.5B Notice.
1. Notice of the filing of the petition for adjudication of incapacity
shall be served upon all persons who are sui juris and who would
be entitled to share in the estate of the alleged incapacitated person
if he died intestate. Notice shall be served upon such heirs by personal
service, by first class mail, postage prepaid or in any other manner
as directed by the Court or statute. Proof of notice shall be provided
before or at the hearing.
2. The petition shall include a citation in large type in accordance
with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Orphans' Court Rules.
3. The petitioner shall be responsible for providing the clerk with
the citation and for obtaining the completed citation from the clerk.
The citation and petition shall be served upon the alleged incapacitated
person by personal service by a competent adult, who shall read and
explain the contents to the alleged incapacitated person. Proof of
service shall be provided before or after the hearing.