Guardianship of Minor

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Question: My mother passed away about 3 years ago. When she did, my father gave my brother a verbal guardianship. They never had the papers filled out or anything, and now I have to fill out things like FAFSA and my college that I plan to attend requires proof of legal guardianship. My dad lives in a different state. Is there a way around this?

Answer: Under A.R.S. section, guardianship must be more than a verbal agreement- it must take the form of a petition to the court in which a person other than a legal parent may petition the superior court for legal decision-making authority or placement of the child. (http://www.azleg.gov/ars/25/00409.htm..

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  • My mother passed away about 3 years ago. When she did, my father gave my brother a verbal guardianship. They never had the papers filled out or anything, and now I have to fill out things like FAFSA and my college that I plan to attend requires proof of legal guardianship. My dad lives in a different state. Is there a way around this?

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