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Question: I need legal representation in an Adult Guardianship and Conservatorship case for my 20 year old son who has Autism. I am very concerned about his health and welfare.
Answer: You can file a guardianship for your son on your own without legal representation. I am assuming you intend to become his guardian. You file the paperwork, and the court appoints a court visitor and a lawyer to represent your son's interests. All the paperwork and the instructions are available on the court's website. The forms are in the self-service center under the probate section of forms and instructions. Go to: https://www.azcourts.gov/probate/Probate-Forms/Petition-for-Appointment-of-. If you are not comfortable doing it on your own, you may find inexpensive legal advice in several ways. There are three programs in Arizona that you can use to get inexpensive legal advice and guidance. One is the modest means program. You will need to apply for the program and meet the financial qualifications. Once you are qualified, Modest Means will send you a list of attorneys whose practice covers your area of concern. You select a lawyer from the list and will be entitled to a one hour consultation for $75. If you need additional help and if the lawyer agrees to take your case, the most you will be charged is $75 per hours. the telephone number is (866) 637-5341. Both Maricopa County and Pima County have lawyer referral programs that offer a 30 minute consult with an attorney. Maricopa County's Lawyer Referral Service offers a 30 minute consult with an experienced attorney for $40. The telephone number is (602) 257-4434. Pima County's Lawyer Referral Service offers a 30 minute attorney consult for $35. The telephone number is (520) 623-4625.
I need legal representation in an Adult Guardianship and Conservatorship case for my 20 year old son who has Autism. I am very concerned about his health and welfare.
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