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Probate/Mental Health Procedural FAQ's
What is a Pro Per?
A Pro Per is a person who represents oneself in a court of law.
What is a Court Appointed Attorney?
A Court Appointed Attorney is an attorney who is appointed by the court to
represent an incapacitated person's requests during Guardianship/Conservatorship proceedings.
Does everyone need a Court Appointed Attorney?
It is essential for every incapacitated person to have an attorney
as representation. If an incapacitated person currently uses an attorney for legal matters,
the incapacitated person can have that attorney appointed as their Court Appointed Attorney.
If the incapacitated person does not have an attorney, an attorney will be appointed.
How does the Court Appointed Attorney become appointed?
The petitioner (if Pro Per) or the petitioner's attorney is responsible for
contacting the Office of Court Appointed Counsel to have an attorney appointed. The phone number for
the Office of Court Appointed Counsel is 602-506-7437.
How do I find out more information about the Comprehensive Mental Health Court and how it collaborates
with other service providers?
Refer to GAINS for an overview of the CMHC
How can I find out about the behavioral health provider in the State of Arizona and what they
can provide for me or a family member?
Contact Arizona Department of Behavioral Health
Where do I get information about involuntary evaluations for treatment?
Emergent vs. non-emergent petitions
How can I find out if a defendant is in custody or not?
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office MCSO - TECHNO COPS
AZ Department of Corrections DOC - Inmate Datasearch