State Guardianships Forms
A guardian is a person appointed by the court to make legal decisions for another person who is unable to make those decisions on their own because they're a minor, are developmentally disabled, or have some other incapacitating condition. Guardianship, therefore, is the legal relationship between a guardian and the ward (the person in need of a guardian).
Anyone planning to file for a guardianship for a loved one, or to become a guardian themselves, must gather certain documents, such as medical records and receipts showing the ward's expenses. You'll also need to fill out state guardianship forms.
Most states offer legal guardianship forms for free online by the state court or regional legal services agency. However, keep in mind that the forms themselves can be confusing and many states don't provide adequate instructions to complete the guardianship suit process on your own.
Guardianship Forms by State
The following are the online resources to help you access the necessary state guardianship forms:
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, you'll need to file specific state guardianship forms and provide certain documents. You also may want to contact a skilled family law attorney who can answer your questions and help you file the necessary paperwork.