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  • You want to have the court appoint a guardian and/or conservator for an adult, or for a person at least 17 ½ years old to become effective at age 18, AND
  • A guardian and conservator will be needed for longer than 6 months (see separate "Temporary Orders" packet if needed for 6 months or less), AND
  • The person lives in or owns property in Maricopa County, AND
  • A doctor has said or will say that the person needs a guardian and/or conservator, or will need one as an adult.
This packet contains court forms and instructions about petitioning the court to appoint a permanent guardian and a conservator 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
Petition For Guardianship/Conservatorship of an Adult - Instructions PBGCA1i PDF PDF
Petition For Guardianship/Conservatorship of an Adult - Forms PBGCA1f 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 Information about Guardianship for Adults pbgca10h PDF PDF
2 Instructions on Completing Forms to Request Appointment of Permanent Guardian/Conservator pbgca11i PDF PDF
3 Procedures: to Complete and File a Petition for Permanent Guardian/Conservator for an Adult pbgca10p PDF PDF
4 Helpful Information: Special Handling for Confidential Documents pb13h PDF PDF
5 Helpful Information: Providing Legal Notice in Matters of Guardianship/Conservatorship pbgc20h PDF PDF
6 Important Notice Regarding Training Requirements pbt10i PDF PDF
Order Title File English Spanish
1 Probate Information Cover Sheet pb10f PDF PDF
2 Petition for Permanent Appointment of Guardian and/or Conservator of an Adult pbgca11f PDF PDF
3 Affidavit of Person to be Appointed Guardian and/or Conservator pbgc13f PDF PDF
4 Petitioner's Information Sheet to Court Investigator pbgca12f PDF PDF
5 Order Appointing Attorney, Health Professional, Court Investigator pbgc14f PDF PDF
6 Guidelines for Health Professional's Report pbgca15f PDF PDF
7 Acknowledgement of Conservator and Lawyer's Undertaking and Obligation pbc83f PDF PDF
8 Notice of Hearing pbgc18f PDF PDF
9 (Optional) Waiver of Notice and (Optional) Waiver of Servicemembers Civil Relief Act pbgc19f PDF PDF
10 Guardianship and Conservatorship Training Manual pbgctm1 PDF PDF
11 Conservator’s Account Forms Tutorial pbcat1 PDF PDF
Once you are done with the documents above, you're ready for Part 2 - Preparing Service and Notice of the Court Hearing.
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