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Question: How do I obtain Guardianship of my minor cousins when mother and grandparents are deceased and fathers are not known. I live in Phoenix arizona and they reside in San Diego California?
Since guardianship can be complicated, especially when you are dealing with multiple states, you may want to contact an attorney. If you can afford an attorney, you can look for one through the State Bar of Arizona Find a Lawyer Website. Also, depending on what county you live in, both the Pima County Bar Association and the Maricopa County Bar Association have lawyer referral services. In addition to those options, you can find a lawyer by going to the Maricopa County Superior Court website. If you cannot afford an attorney, many resources are available through the organizations list on this website. The answer to your question may depend heavily on additional facts. With that in mind, the following information may be helpful to you:
Guardianships for minors generally: A.R.S. § 14-5201
Proper venue for proceedings: A.R.S. § 14-5205 , which states "guardianship proceedings should be brought in the county where the minor child(ren) resides or is present."
How do I obtain Guardianship of my minor cousins when mother and grandparents are deceased and fathers are not known. I live in Phoenix arizona and they reside in San Diego California?
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