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Guardianship

Guardianship

Guardianship of an Adult

The process for court appointment of a guardian is outlined in Arizona Revised Statutes 14-5303 and as follows:
  • A Petition for the Appointment of Adult Guardian is filed
  • A Petition for the Appointment of Attorney, Physician and Investigator is filed
  • The proposed ward is served by personal service and all interested parties are served notice of the hearing
  • A hearing is scheduled and the Petitioner and anyone provided notice may attend
  • The court will hear all parties, determine whether to appoint the petitioner and then ultimately appoint a Guardian for the incapacitated adult

Getting Started

Its easy to get started with our Adult Guardianship services. Simply give us a call to schedule an appointment. We will gather the information required to prepare your documents. The court           requires non-licensed fiduciary training and guardianship training which is easy to complete by watching 2 short videos and printing the certificates of completion at the end of each. While trying to make the decision to establish guardianship of an elderly, ill, or disabled parent can be painful and stressful, our goal is to do everything we can to make the actual legal process of establishing guardianship as easy as possible. We do more than just prepare you legal documents. We will file and serve them as required and provide notice to all interested parties for you. We provide complete legal case management document preparation services. We are certified in Arizona as legal document preparers. If you are looking for a Tucson Paralegal to prepare your legal guardianship documents, call us today for your consultation on how to establish guardianship for your elderly parent.

Guardianship of a Minor

When determining whether to represent yourself in a minor guardianship action, you must first determine whether your case will be contested or uncontested by the child's biological parents if they are alive.  The most common type of minor guardianship occurs usually by a child's grandparents when the child's biological parents are unable to carry out their parental responsibilities.We prepare Minor Guardianship documents for self represented persons so long as at least one of the parents will consent to the guardianship.  If both parents object to the guardianship then you will need to proceed with an attorney.The process for minor guardianship is straight forward:
  • Prepare and file a Petition for Minor Guardianship
  • Obtain a hearing date
  • Serve the parents or obtain parental consents
  • File the minor's consent if over the age of 14
  Once the hearing has occurred and the court determines that a qualified person is seeking appointment as the guardian of the child, it is found that the appointment is in the best interests of the child, and all procedural requirements have been met, the court will appoint the guardian. Once the guardian is appointed, the court will issue letters of guardianship. The letters establish the rights of the guardian and may be required by school districts or other authorities to establish the guardians right to make decisions for the minor child.

 

If you are in need of establishing guardianship for a minor child, AZ Statewide Paralegal offers a flat fee service for preparation of legal documents related to the guardianship minor process. We offer expert case management legal document preparation services, including ensuring the proper legal documents are prepared and filed. We also ensure all parties are properly served so that the process is as smooth as possible. Contact our office today to learn more about establishing guardianship for a minor child.
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Guardianship Rates:
$400 * plus costs
We have handled cases like this since 1992 so you can count on our experience!