Guardianship Only - Appointment for Minor


Step 1 of 2:

Preparing the First Court Papers - Court forms and instructions to file the court papers for the appointment of a guardian for a minor. NOTE: When the need for the guardianship will likely last more than six months, it is commonly referred to as a "permanent-guardianship", as opposed to a "temporary", which may last for no more than six months.

Step 2 of 2:

Service and Notice of the Court Hearing - Court forms and instructions to serve and give notice of a petition for permanent appointment of a guardian for a minor.

Other (Optional) Files You May Want:

Appointment of a Temporary/Emergency Guardian - Court forms and instructions to get an appointment of a temporary/emergency guardian.

Annual Report of Guardian for a Minor - Court forms and instructions to file the
Annual Report of Guardian for a Minor for case numbers beginning "JG". NOTE: If the case number begins "PB", use the Probate "Annual Report" forms found under "PROBATE CASES".

Object to the Appointment of a Guardian for a Minor - Court forms and instructions to OBJECT to someone else's request to appoint a guardian for a minor or to at least be heard by the Court on the matter.

Request the Court to Change Your Address or Name - Court forms and instructions to ask the court to update its records because of a change of your address or name.

Request for Deferral of Fees and Costs - Court forms and instructions to ask the court to waive or defer filing fees and costs in guardianship.

Waiver or Deferral of Court Service or Notice Fees and Costs - Court forms and instructions to ask the court to waive or defer service or notice fees and costs in guardianship.

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