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TO PETITION FOR GUARDIANSHIP/CONSERVATORSHIP 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 and conservator for a person under the age of 18*, AND
  • The guardian and conservator will be needed for longer than 6 months (See "Temporary Orders" packet if need is for less than 6 months), AND
  • The minor lives in or owns property in Maricopa County, AND
  • The parents will eiter sign a Voluntary Consent, OR after receiving notice of the Petition to Appoint a Permanent Guardian-Conservator, will not file papers or come to court to object to the appointment.
* For a person at least 17.5 years of age who will need a Guardian-Conservator as an adult but NOT as a minor, you may instead file papers for appointment of a Guardian-Conservator "for an ADULT or a person at least 17.5 years of age" for an appointment that will become effective at age 18.

NOTE: A minor generally needs a conservator if:
  1. The minor owns money or property in excess of $5,000 that requires management or protection which cannot be otherwise provided;
  2. The minor has assets or business affairs which may be jeopardized by his or her being a minor; and/or
  3. The minor needs funds for his or her support and education and protection is necessary or desirable to obtain or provide the funds.
NOTE: A minor generally needs a guardian if:
  • The minor needs the care and supervision of an adult, which is not presently available.
This packet contains court forms and instructions about petitioning the court to appoint a permanent guardian and a conservator 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
Petition For Guardianship/Conservatorship of a Minor - Instructions PBGCM1i PDF PDF
Petition For Guardianship/Conservatorship of a Minor - Forms PBGCM1f 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 Instructions: How to Complete the Forms pbgcm11i PDF | Word PDF | Word
2 Procedures: What to Do After Completing the Forms pbgcm10p PDF | Word PDF | Word
3 Helpful Information: Special Handling for Confidential Documents pb13h PDF | Word PDF | Word
4 Helpful Information: Providing Notice in Matters of Guardianship and Conservatorship pbgc20h PDF | Word PDF | Word
5 Important Information Regarding Training Requirements pbt10i PDF | Word PDF | Word
Forms
Order Title File English Spanish
1 Probate Information Cover Sheet pb10f PDF | Word PDF | Word
2 Petition for Permanent Appointment of Guardian and Conservator of a Minor pbgcm12f PDF | Word PDF | Word
3 Affidavit of Person to be Appointed Guardian and Conservator pbgc13f PDF | Word PDF | Word
4 Parent Consent Form and (optional) Waiver of Notice pbgcm13f PDF | Word PDF | Word
5 Parent Consent Form and (optional) Waiver of Notice (for other parent) pbgcm13f PDF | Word PDF | Word
6 Notice of Hearing pbgc18f PDF | Word PDF | Word
7 (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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