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PERMANENT APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIAN FOR A MINOR
ATTENTION: You may use the forms on this page if the following factors apply to your situation:
  • You want to have the court appoint a guardian for a minor, and you know that you do not need the court to appoint a conservator for the minor, AND
  • The minor lives in Maricopa County, AND
  • After giving notice of the petition for guardianship to BOTH parents (if living), one or both parents will give permission by signing a Voluntary Consent, and/or neither parent will file papers to oppose the guardianship, AND
  • If you are not related to the minor, you already have or you will get your fingerprints taken.
This packet contains court forms and instructions about petitioning the court to appoint a permanent guardian for a minor. 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.

Packets
Title File English Spanish
Appointment of Guardian for a Minor JG1 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:

Instructions
Order Title File English Spanish
1 How to ask the court to appoint a permanent guardian of a minor jg10h PDF PDF
2 What to do Before and After the Court Hearing jg10p PDF PDF
Forms
Order Title File English Spanish
1 Juvenile Guardianship Information Sheet jg10f PDF PDF
2 Petition for Permanent Appointment of Guardian of a Minor jg12f PDF PDF
3 Affidavit of Person to be Appointed Guardian jg11f PDF PDF
4 Consent of Parent to Guardianship of a Minor (and Waiver of Notice) jg13f PDF PDF
5 Consent of Parent to Guardianship of a Minor (and Waiver of Notice)
(copy for other party)
jg13f PDF PDF
6 Certificate of Readiness jg15f 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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