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  • You want to have the court appoint a guardian and/or conservator for an adult or minor on a temporary and/or emergency basis for a period of not more than 6 months, AND
  • The adult or minor lives in Maricopa County, AND
  • You believe that the adult or minor needs to have a guardian and/or conservator temporarily and/or immediately, AND
  • If the person needing a guardian is under the age of 18, the person who will serve as a guardian is not one of the parents, AND
  • If you are applying for temporary guardianship/conservatorship for more than one person under the age of 18, all the minors to be included in this petition have the same parents.
This packet contains court forms and instructions about petitioning the court to appoint a temporary guardian and/or conservator. 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
For Temporary Guardianship/Conservatorship - Instructions PBGCT1i PDF PDF
For Temporary Guardianship/Conservatorship - Forms PBGCT1f 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 Instructions to complete and file a petition for TEMPORARY Guardian and/or Conservator pbgct10p PDF PDF
Order Title File English Spanish
1 Probate Cover Sheet Pb10f PDF PDF
2 Petition for TEMPORARY Appointment of a Guardian and/or Conservator pbgct11f PDF PDF
3 Affidavit of Person to be Appointed as TEMPORARY Guardian and/or Conservator Pbgc13f PDF PDF
4 Notice of Hearing on TEMPORARY Appointment of a Guardian and/or Conservator pbgct21f PDF PDF
5 Order for TEMPORARY Appointment of Guardian and/or Conservator pbgct81f PDF PDF
6 Letters for Appointment as TEMPORARY Guardian and/or Conservator,
and Acceptance of Letters
pbgct82f PDF PDF
7 Order To Guardian And Conservator For An Adult And Acknowledgment And Information To Interested Persons pbgca80f PDF PDF
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