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TO SERVE NOTICE REGARDING A MATTER OF GUARDIANSHIP AND/OR CONSERVATORSHIP "Service" means giving legally required notice to other parties that you have filed documents with the court to request a court order that may affect them, or persons in whom they have a legal interest, and demonstrating to the court that notice was provided as required by law.
  • You have filed a petition in the Probate Court to request the appointment of guardianship and/or conservatorship for an adult or a minor, AND
  • You are required to serve notice to "interested parties," persons or agencies entitled to notice of what you have filed with the court, AND
  • You understand that your case cannot proceed until you have demonstrated to the court's satisfaction that notice has been given in a manner permitted by law, AND
  • You need to know how you are permitted or required to serve notice in this matter, AND
  • You need the forms to file with the Court to show how and when notice was provided.
You do not need the forms and instructions on this page if:
  • You know you are going ot have all papers served by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Department or by a private process server in Maricopa County and you do not need information about other methods of service. Both the Sheriff and private process servers have their own forms and you will not need this packet.
This packet contains court forms and instructions for giving notice about a petition regarding guardianship and/or conservatorship for an adult or a minor:

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
Service and Notice For Petition regarding Guardianship/Conservatorship - Instructions PBGC2i PDF PDF
Service and Notice For Petition regarding Guardianship/Conservatorship - Forms PBGC2f PDF PDF

The individual forms and instructions below are already included in the Packet(s) above. If you choose to download individual documents, make sure you also get the instructions that apply to the form(s) you have chosen.

Instructions
Order Title File English Spanish
1 Helpful Information: Legal Notice in Guardianship or Conservatorship pbgc20h PDF PDF
2 Procedures: How to Serve Legal Papers by Acceptance of Service pb21p PDF PDF
3 Procedures: How to Serve Legal Papers by Private Process Server pb22p PDF PDF
4 Procedures: How to Serve Legal Papers by Sheriff pb23p PDF PDF
5 Procedures: How to Serve Legal Papers by Publication pb25p PDF PDF
6 IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING TRAINING REQUIREMENTS pbgc31h PDF PDF
Forms
Order Title File English Spanish
1 Acceptance of Service (with optional Waiver of Notice and Waiver of Service-members Civil Relief Act) pbgc21f PDF PDF
2 Declaration Supporting Publication pb25f PDF PDF
3 Proof of Notice of Hearing pbgc29f PDF PDF

Once you are done with the documents above, you're ready for Part 3 - Preparing for the Court Hearing.
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