Guardianship of Minor

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Question: My boyfriends little brother is living with us and has been for a long time since their mom got deported. We now need proof of guardianship so he can get his driver license. How do we go about getting this?

Answer:

Under Arizona law, the court may establish a permanent guardianship between a child and the guardian if the prospective guardianship is in the best interests of the child, the child has been adjudicated a dependant child, and child has been in custody of the prospective legal guardian for at least nine months as a dependant child (A.R.S. § 8-871(a)(1-2)). In a proceeding for guardianship the court will give primary consideration to the physical, mental, and emotional needs of the child (A.R.S. § 8-871 (C)). Any party to a dependency proceeding may file a motion for permanent guardianship, which must contain certain information (A.R.S. § 8-872 (A)(1-7)). Once Guardianship is established the court will issue a certified “Letter of Guardianship.” This can be used to show proof whenever necessary. To read the statute in its entirety visit www.azleg.gov and click on Arizona Revised Statutes.

Please see Arizona Revised Statutes, Title 8 Children for the above mentioned statutes. For detailed legal advice, please visit our website for possible legal aid options.  

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