Guardianship of Minor

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Question: We are seeking to get guardianship of our grandson who is 1. Our daughter lives with us & he stays with me 95% of the time, however she does not provide financial care for him. We believe she has some mental issues that need to be addressed, although she refuses to seek care. When she chooses to care for him, she makes choices that are neglectful & at times putting him in danger. How do we accomplish this task with her living in our home, proving the issues we see daily, keeping him safe with us & hoping she gets the help she needs.

Answer: To obtain guardianship of the child, you would need to file paperwork with the Superior Court in the county which you live.  Most counties have self service forms.  You can go online at http://www.azcourts.gov/selfservicecenter/Self-Service-Forms to find the county you live in and where to find the forms needed for guardianship of a minor. You may also want to contact an attorney for further information and answer any questions.

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  • We are seeking to get guardianship of our grandson who is 1. Our daughter lives with us & he stays with me 95% of the time, however she does not provide financial care for him. We believe she has some mental issues that need to be addressed, although she refuses to seek care. When she chooses to care for him, she makes choices that are neglectful & at times putting him in danger. How do we accomplish this task with her living in our home, proving the issues we see daily, keeping him safe with us & hoping she gets the help she needs.

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