Section 12-22-26

Appeals by next friends or guardians of minors or persons of unsound mind.

The next friend or general guardian of a minor or of a person of unsound mind may, in the name of such minor or person of unsound mind, take and prosecute an appeal from any final decree of the probate court or from any judgment, order or decree of the probate judge, on giving security for the costs of the appeal; but a guardian ad litem may take and prosecute an appeal without giving any security for costs of the appeal and shall not be liable personally for costs of the appeal.

(Code 1867, §2258; Code 1876, §3968; Code 1886, §3651; Code 1896, §468; Code 1907, §2866; Code 1923, §6125; Code 1940, T. 7, §786.)