Guardianship of Minor

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Question: My step-daughter is living in AZ with her aunt and uncle. We are trying to find out how to give them temporary custody or a temporary power of attorney for her.

Answer: In order to grant someone temporary guardianship of a child, you will need to fill out the appropriate forms and file them with the Superior Court in the county in which your child is residing. For the appropriate forms to complete for Maricopa County, visit: http://www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/SuperiorCourt/Self-ServiceCenter/Forms/ProbateCases/prob_pbgct1.asp Coconino County accepts the forms from the Maricopa County Superior Court. La Paz County accepts the forms from the Maricopa County Superior Court. For information on filing in Mohave County, visit: http://www.mohavecourts.com/clerk/guardianshipforms.htm For information on filing in Pima County, visit: http://www.sc.pima.gov/Default.aspx?tabid=118 For information on filing in Pinal County, visit: http://www.coscpinalcountyaz.gov/forms.html For information on filing in Yavapai county, visit: http://courts.yavapai.us/selfservicecenter/files/2012/02/PBGMT10h.pdf For links to all courts, visit: http://www.azcourts.gov/selfservicecenter/Self-Service-Forms For information on finding an attorney in Arizona to assist you, visit: http://azlawhelp.org/articles_info.cfm?mc=2&sc=13&articleid=129

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