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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 and/or conservator for an adult, or for a person at least 17 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 | Word PDF | Word
2 Instructions on Completing Forms to Request Appointment of Permanent Guardian/Conservator pbgca11i PDF | Word PDF | Word
3 Procedures: to Complete and File a Petition for Permanent Guardian/Conservator for an Adult pbgca10p PDF | Word PDF | Word
4 Helpful Information: Special Handling for Confidential Documents pb13h PDF | Word PDF | Word
5 Helpful Information: Providing Legal Notice in Matters of Guardianship/Conservatorship pbgc20h PDF | Word PDF | Word
6 Important Notice Regarding Training Requirements pbt10i PDF | Word PDF | Word
Order Title File English Spanish
1 Probate Information Cover Sheet pb10f PDF | Word PDF | Word
2 Petition for Permanent Appointment of Guardian and/or Conservator of an Adult pbgca11f PDF | Word PDF | Word
3 Affidavit of Person to be Appointed Guardian and/or Conservator pbgc13f PDF | Word PDF | Word
4 Petitioner's Information Sheet to Court Investigator pbgca12f PDF | Word PDF | Word
5 Order Appointing Attorney, Health Professional, Court Investigator pbgca14f PDF | Word PDF | Word
6 Guidelines for Health Professional's Report pbgca15f PDF | Word PDF | Word
7 Acknowledgement of Conservator and Lawyer's Undertaking and Obligation pbc16f PDF | Word PDF | Word
8 Notice of Hearing pbgc18f PDF | Word PDF | Word
9 (Optional) Waiver of Notice and (Optional) Waiver of Servicemembers Civil Relief Act pbgc19f PDF | Word PDF | Word
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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