Arizona Guardianship Services
Dynasty Legal Documents will prepare your documents for your Guardianship of an Adult or Child.
There are several steps included in this service such as drafting all documents needed to be appointed, coordinating with the probate department at the court to schedule your hearing, request attorney for ward, provide Notice of Hearing, file your Proof of Notice, Provide Physician’s Report to complete, coordinate process service, information regarding bonds, and inform you of important deadlines.
Additional forms will be needed throughout your Guardianship such as the Annual Report of Guardian. Dynasty Legal Documents can help you with your annual requirements.
(Additional costs may include court costs, recording, court investigator fee, process server and certification fees)
Training to be a Guardian:
Training is required in order to be appointed as Guardian. Required courses are: Non-Licensed Fiduciaries General Overview and Guardianship. Below is the link to training:
Arizona State Legislature regarding Guardianship:
Per the Arizona State Legislature, a guardian of an incapacitated person has the same powers, rights and duties respecting the guardian’s ward that a parent has respecting the parent’s unemancipated minor child, except that a guardian is not liable to third persons for acts of the ward solely by reason of the guardianship. In particular, and without qualifying the foregoing, a guardian has the following powers and duties, except as modified by order of the court:
- To the extent that it is consistent with the terms of any order by a court of competent jurisdiction relating to detention or commitment of the ward, the guardian is entitled to custody of the person of the ward and may establish the ward’s place of abode within or without this state.
- If entitled to custody of the ward the guardian shall make provision for the care, comfort and maintenance of the ward and, whenever appropriate, arrange for the ward’s training and education. Without regard to custodial rights of the ward’s person, the guardian shall take reasonable care of the ward’s clothing, furniture, vehicles and other personal effects and commence protective proceedings if other property of the ward is in need of protection.
- A guardian may give any consents or approvals that may be necessary to enable the ward to receive medical or other professional care, counsel, treatment or service.
- If no conservator for the estate of the ward has been appointed, the guardian may:
(a) Institute proceedings to compel any person under a duty to support the ward or to pay sums for the welfare of the ward to perform such person’s duty.
(b) Receive money and tangible property deliverable to the ward and apply the money and property for support, care and education of the ward, but the guardian may not use funds from his ward’s estate for room and board the guardian or the guardian’s spouse, parent or child has furnished the ward unless a charge for the service is approved by order of the court made upon notice to at least one of the next of kin of the ward, if notice is possible. He must exercise care to conserve any excess for the ward’s needs.
The Arizona State Legislature Link to Permanent Guardianship; procedure: