Guardianship of Minor

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Question: Guardianship of 2 minors not related to myself or my fiancé.. we have two children that have been willingly given to us by there father and we would like to get temporary custody for them so we have time to start the full adoption papers... Both parents are iagreeable with us taking them but some of there other family isint happy about it. We are not requesting any money or anything from parents. What is the quickest and simplest way to file something so they can't take them away from us (the family, not parents).

Answer: General Procedure for Starting a Guardianship for a Minor:
 • Generally, if a person wishes to be appointed as a guardian of a minor and the parent(s) agree to that appointment, the person seeking appointment files the following documents with the Court:

 o Court Cover Sheet
o Petition for Appointment as Guardian for a Minor
 o Affidavit of Person to Be Appointed
 o Consent of Parent to Guardianship
 • After these forms are filed, the "proposed guardian" requests a hearing date from the court.
 • After a hearing date has been scheduled, the proposed guardian is required to provide notice of the hearing to all interested parties.
 • Additionally, if the proposed guardian is not related by blood to the minor child, then prior to the hearing the proposed guardian is required to submit to "fingerprinting" so that a criminal background check may be performed.

http://www.azcourts.gov/selfservicecenter/SelfServiceForms/FilingforMinorGuardianship.aspx

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  • Guardianship of 2 minors not related to myself or my fiancé.. we have two children that have been willingly given to us by there father and we would like to get temporary custody for them so we have time to start the full adoption papers... Both parents are iagreeable with us taking them but some of there other family isint happy about it. We are not requesting any money or anything from parents. What is the quickest and simplest way to file something so they can't take them away from us (the family, not parents).

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