Guardianship Services: Trusted Legal Document Preparation

Legal guardianship matters can be intricate to manage alone. If you’re choosing to self-represent in a guardianship case involving an adult or minor child, AZ Statewide Paralegal is here to provide the unwavering support and legal document preparation you need. With a deep understanding of the complexities and sensitivities surrounding guardianship cases, our dedicated experts are here to help you confidently navigate the legal landscape in Tucson and Phoenix, AZ.

Understanding Guardianship

Obtaining guardianship is an integral measure used to protect the safety and interests of vulnerable individuals. It is a legal arrangement, determined by a judge, that refers to an appointed individual responsible for making decisions on behalf of another person, who is unable to make decisions independently. Guardianship cases traditionally involve minors, elderly adults, or individuals with incapacitating conditions.

A child being held by her legal guardian

Comprehensive Adult Guardianship Services

Establishing guardianship of an elderly, ill, or disabled adult can be a strenuous experience. That’s why AZ Statewide Paralegal is here to ease the strain of the process with compassionate and meticulous adult guardianship petition services. We go above just preparing your guardianship petition. We handle every facet of the process, from document preparation to filing, serving, and providing the legally required notice to all involved parties on your behalf.

Adult Guardianship Process

AZ Statewide Paralegal does not provide legal representation. However, we work closely with you to ensure seamless compliance with court procedures and documentation standards. The process for court appointment of a guardian is outlined in Arizona Revised Statutes 14-5305 as follows:

  • Petition for the appointment of adult guardianship is filed.
  • Petition for the appointment of attorney, physician, and investigator is filed.
  • Proposed ward is served by personal service and all interested parties are served notice of the hearing.
  • Hearing is scheduled and the petition and anyone provided notice may attend.
  • The court will hear all parties, determine whether to appointment the petition, and ultimately appoint a guardian for the adult.

The Arizona court requires non-licensed fiduciary training and guardianship training to obtain legal guardianship of an adult. These resources can be easily accessed and completed by watching two short video courses and printing the certificates of competition. Next, our dedicated experts will guide you in determining which paperwork will be necessary of you to prepare your guardianship petition. We understand the importance of thorough documentation and provide hands-on assistance in gathering and organizing the require documents to promote an efficient legal process.

A child hanging from a tree branch being supported by their legal guardian

Minor Child Guardianship Services

For cases regarding guardianship of a minor, the process varies from that of adult guardianship. If you choose to self-represent, you must first determine whether the case will be contested or uncontested by the minor child’s biological parents, if they are still alive. These cases often involve grandparents seeking guardianship of a minor child when the child’s biological parents are unable to carry out their parental responsibilities.

AZ Statewide Paralegal extends our expertise and assistance to those looking to obtain guardianship of a minor child with the consent of at least one of the child’s biological parents. In cases where both of the child’s biological parents object to the guardianship proposition, an attorney will be required to move forward with the case. Our professionals offer a flat fee service for guardianship of a minor child legal document preparation services. Our service includes expert case management legal document preparation, filing, and serving of all involved parties to promote a seamless process.

Guardianship of a Minor Child Process

As a part of our commitment to our clients, AZ Statewide Paralegal is here to help you better understand the legal landscape of petitioning for guardianship of a minor child. The process is straightforward and involves the following:

  • Guardianship legal document preparation and filing
  • Obtain a hearing date
  • Serve the biological parents or obtain parental consents
  • For children over the age of 14, a filing of the minor’s consent will also be required
  • Attend hearing to receive the court appointed guardianship decision
  • Receive letter of guardianship

Let’s Begin Your Guardianship Document Preparation Today

At AZ Statewide Paralegal, we understand that protecting the rights and well-being of vulnerable individuals is of paramount importance. That’s why we are here to help you achieve guardianship of your loved ones without the constraints of attorney fees. Look to our experts for compassion, unwavering support, and legal expertise that streamlines your guardianship document preparation and filing needs. Contact our trusted team today to schedule an in-person initial meeting.

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