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  • You want the court to appoint a guardian for an incapacitated adult or for a person who is at least 17 and a half years of age who will need a guardian as an adult, AND
  • Guardianship will be needed for more than 6 months ("permanent" guardianship), (See separate "Temporary Orders" packet if need expected to be for 6 months or less);
  • The person who needs the guardian lives in Maricopa County;
  • A doctor or other person authorized by Arizona law A.R.S. ยง 14-5303(C) will say that the incapacitated person needs a guardian or will need a guardian when he or she becomes an adult, AND
  • You know that the court does not need to also (or instead) appoint a conservator.
This packet contains court forms about petitioning the court to appoint a permanent guardian for an adult. Be sure the documents are in the following order:

Packets contain ALL forms and ALL instructions needed for this process. Where there are separate packets for Instructions and Forms, get BOTH packets.

Title File English Spanish
Appointment of Guardian for an Adult - Instructions PBGA1i PDF PDF
Appointment of Guardian for an Adult - Forms PBGA1f PDF PDF

The individual forms and instructions below are already included in the Packet(s) above. If you choose to download the documents individually, make sure you get ALL of the instructions and ALL of the forms. Be sure the documents are in the following order:

Order Title File English Spanish
1 Important Notice About Training Requirements pbt10i PDF PDF
2 Important Information About Guardianship for Adults pbga10h PDF PDF
3 Instructions: How to Complete the Forms pbga11i PDF PDF
4 Procedures: How to ask the court to appoint a guardian of an adult pbga10p PDF PDF
5 Helpful Information: Special Handling for Confidential Documents pb13h PDF PDF
6 Helpful Information: Providing Legal Notice pbgc20h PDF PDF
Order Title File English Spanish
1 Probate Information Cover Sheet pb10f PDF PDF
2 Petition for Permanent Appointment of Guardian of an Adult pbga11f PDF PDF
3 Affidavit of Person to be Appointed Guardian and/or Conservator pbgc13f PDF PDF
4 Petitioner Information Sheet to Court Investigator pbgca12f PDF PDF
5 Order Appointing Attorney pbgc14f PDF PDF
6 Guidelines for Health Professional's Report pbgca15f PDF PDF
7 Notice of Hearing pbgc18f PDF PDF
8 (Optional) Waiver of Notice and (Optional) Waiver of Servicemembers Civil Relief Act pbgc19f PDF PDF
9 Guardianship Training Manual pbgtm1 PDF PDF
Once you are done with the documents above, you're ready for Part 2 - To Give Notice for a Petition for Guardianship for an Adult.
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