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Yuma County - Guardianship of an Adult

Guardianship of an Adult

Appointment for Adult Guardianship

Court forms and instructions for Petitioner to file the court papers for the appointment of a permanent guardian for an adult.

pdf Preparing the First Court Papers (1.92 MB)

Court forms and instructions for Petitioner to serve and give notice of a petition for permanent appointment of a guardian for an adult.

pdf Service and Notice of the Court Hearing (785 KB)

Court forms and instructions for Petitioner to prepare for and attend the court hearing on a permanent appointment of a guardian for an adult.

pdf Preparing for and Attending the Court Hearing (1.32 MB)

Court forms and instructions about what to do after the hearing on a permanent appointment of a guardian of an adult.

pdf What to do After the Court Hearing (644 KB)

 

Annual Report of Guardian

You may use this forms of the following factors apply to your situation:

  • You have been appointed the guardian for an adult (or minor); AND
  • You need to file an "Annual Report of Guardian" as required by law (A.R.S. § 14-5315) to provide the Court with the information required about the protected person's current condition

pdf Annual Report of Guardian (783 KB)

 

Transfer an Out-of-State Case in TO Arizona

You may use this form if the following factors apply to your situation:

  • There is a court-ordered guardianship and/or conservatorship for an incapacitated or protected person (also known as “the ward”) in a U.S. state other than Arizona.
  • The ward is now in Arizona or will soon relocate to Arizona.
  • You want to transfer the existing guardianship and/or conservatorship case to Arizona rather than starting a new case here. *


* NOTE: You may either file to transfer or start a new case in Arizona, but note that transferring guardianship and/or conservatorship requires ALL of the following:

  • Asking the court in the state where the case is being sent from for permission to ask Arizona to accept the case;
  • Asking the court in Arizona to issue a provisional (temporary or conditional) order accepting the case;
  • Presenting the order provisionally accepting the case from the court in Arizona to the court in the sending state and asking for final permission to transfer;
  • Presenting the final permission to transfer from the sending state to the court in Arizona and asking for a final order accepting the transfer from Arizona; and
  • Presenting the final order from Arizona accepting transfer to the court in the sending state, along with a request to terminate the case in that state.

pdf How to Transfer an Out-of-State Guardianship and/or Conservatorship Case in to Arizona (2.33 MB)

 

Termination of Guardianship and/or Conservatorship

You may use this forms if the following factors apply to your situation:

  • A guardian and/or conservator has been appointed for a disabled adult, AND
  • The guardian/conservatorship is no longer needed and the Arizona case should be TERMINATED because:
    • the protected adult (the "Ward") died, or
    • moved out of state, or
    • is now able to conduct his or her own affairs, AND
    • the current guardian/conservator needs to be released from his or her legal duties (discharged), 
      OR
  • There is still a need for a guardian and/or conservator but a person currently serving as court-appointed guardian and/or conservator needs to be "discharged" (released from his or her legal duties) because he or she:
    • is no longer able or willing to serve, or
    • should not be allowed to continue to serve.
      OR
  • You want a court order to release restricted funds or property to a disabled or protected adult.
  • Do NOT use this packet to terminate guardianship or conservatorship of a minor. Refer to separate forms and instructions to terminate or to discharge a guardian or conservator for a minor, including a minor who has turned 18.

pdf How to Transfer an Out-of-State Guardianship and/or Conservatorship Case in to Arizona (2.33 MB)

 

Petition for Contact

You may use this form if the following factors apply to your situation:

  • The Ward (protected person) is involved in an active guardianship case in the Maricopa County Superior CourtAND
  • You want the Court to order the Guardian to allow you to have contact with the Ward (protected Person); OR
  • The Ward wants the Court to order the Guardian to allow the Ward to have contact with a person; AND
  • The Guardian is restricting the contact between the Ward and the person with whom contact is requested, AND
  • There is a "significant relationship" between the Ward and the person to be contacted, and Petitioner can prove the "significant relationship" to the Court. [A "significant relationship" means that a person "either is related to the ward by blood or marriage or is a close friend of the ward as established by a history of pattern and practice" (A.R.S. § 14-5101)].

pdf Petition for Contact (1.57 MB)

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