A guardian is someone who cares for and is responsible for someone else.  By becoming a minor’s legal guardian, you will become the   minor’s caregiver.  As a legal guardian you will be allowed to make important decisions for the minor.  You will be able to make decisions about the minor’s health, school, money, and housing.  The first step in becoming a legal guardian of a minor you must petition, or ask the court for permission, to be the guardian.  You will do this by filling out legal forms and filing them with the court. 

Click the mouse on the links below for help filling out the court documents.

Guardianship Petition
Notice of Hearing
List of Exhibits
Waiver and Notice of Consent
Statement of Mailing
Order Appointing Guardian