A guardian is a person appointed by the court to make legal decisions for another person who is unable to make those decisions on his or her own due to minor age, developmental disability, or other incapacitating condition. See the Guardianship section of FindLaw for more information.
For most states, legal guardianship forms are provided for free online by the state court self-help system or state legal services agency. However, the forms themselves can be confusing and many states do not provide adequate instructions to complete the guardianship suit process on your own. If you need assistance completing and filing these guardianship forms, speak with an experienced attorney in your state.
The following are the online resources to find guardianship forms for most of the 50 states and the District of Columbia:
Get Legal Help with Your Guardianship Case
Taking on the responsibility of guardianship is a big deal, similar in law to parenthood. If you're considering becoming a guardian or have guardianship-related questions, you may want to contact a skilled family law attorney who can answer your questions and help you file the necessary paperwork.