Petition for Appointment of Legal Co-Guardian of Person and Estate of Minor - One Guardian Previously Appointed
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A guardianship is a legal relationship created when a person is assigned by the court to take care of minor children. Generally, to become a guardian of a child either the party intending to be the guardian or another family member, or a close friend of the family will petition the court to appoint the guardian. The guardianship of a minor remains under court supervision until the child reaches majority at 18. Local laws vary, but many courts require certain interested parties to be served with notice of guardianship hearings. Such notices often have to be served upon the person, with a sworn statement of the person making the service later returned to the court as proof of such service. In some cases, the interested party may waive the notice requirements and/or join in the petition.
This form is a generic example that may be referred to when preparing such a form for your particular state. It is for illustrative purposes only. Local laws should be consulted to determine any specific requirements for such a form in a particular jurisdiction.
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