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FAQ - Guardianship

Arizona Civil Legal Needs Community Survey

Civil legal organizations in Arizona are seeking your input to increase their ability to meet the civil legal needs of Arizona's lower income residents. Please complete this survey to assist in improving civil legal services in Arizona.

Encuesta de Necesidades Legales Civiles de Arizona

Las organizaciones legales civiles en Arizona buscan su opinión para aumentar su capacidad de satisfacer las necesidades legales civiles de los residentes de bajos ingresos de Arizona. Por favor complete esta encuesta para ayudar a mejorar los servicios legales civiles en Arizona.

What is a guardian?

A guardian exercises parental powers and responsibilities for a minor with approval of the Court but a guardian is not legally responsible for the support of the minor.

  • This process is voluntary and temporarily gives the parental rights to the guardian
  • A guardianship does not terminate the parents' rights or their obligation of child support
  • Either parent of the minor can end a guardianship at any time, for any reason
  • By accepting appointment as guardian, you agree to meet the responsibilities required by the Court