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Guardianship


Forms and Petition Packets


NOTE: Only Pro Se litigants (an individual who files paperwork on his or her own behalf without an attorney) may use the guardianship petitions. Attorneys are only permitted to use the forms with an asterisk.


Petitions to Establish Guardianship


Guardianship of a Minor
   Petition for the Appointment of a Limited Guardian of a Minor's Property
   Petition for the Appointment of a Plenary Guardian of a Minor's Property

Guardianship of Person & Property
   Petition for Guardianship of a Disabled Person's Person and Property
   Hearing Information

Guardianship of Person Only
   Petition for the Appointment of Guardianship of a Disabled Person
   Hearing Information


Forms and Miscellaneous Petitions