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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.

Who do I have to notify?

After filing the petition for guardianship, you must notify the minor's parents by serving the Notice of Hearing.  Notice must be given to both parents of the minor, anyone the minor has lived with in the past 60 days, and the minor if they are 14 years of age or older.

  • A copy of the Notice of Hearing and the Petition must be mailed to these persons at least 19 days before the hearing or hand delivered at least 14 days before the hearing
  • They may sign a consent to the guardianship and a waiver of the requirement of notice
  • Any of these persons whose whereabouts or identities are unknown must be notified by publication after a diligent search