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CONSERVATORSHIP FORMS


Requesting a Limited Conservatorship:

  • A limited conservatorship is a type of probate conservatorship for adults who are developmentally disabled. Developmentally disabled people can usually do many things a conservatee cannot do. So, the Court limits their conservators’ powers. Read more about limited conservatorships.

  • We highly recommend using Odyssey Guide & File  to complete the Limited Conservatorship forms as the form packet is quite extensive to complete by hand.

  • We assist with Limited Conservatorships through a workshop. Click here for more information.


  • Requesting a General Conservatorship of the Person:

    Requesting a General Conservatorship
    of the Person
    Packet w/Instructions
     

    Sample

  • A General Conservatorship should be used for an adult who is unable to care for themselves for a reason other than a developmental disability (for example, dementia).

  • A conservator of the person cares for and protects a person when the judge decides that the person (called the "conservatee") can’t do it.

  • If you believe you have an emergency and need an expedited temporary conservatorship, please contact the Self-Help Center.

  • If you need a conservatorship of the estate, please seek legal advice from a private attorney. Please see our “Do-It-Yourself Resources”  for help finding low to no cost legal advice.


  • GUARDIANSHIP FORMS


    Requesting a Guardianship of the Person:

    Requesting a Guardianship of the Person
    Packet w/Instructions
     

    Sample

  • We highly recommend using Odyssey Guide & File  to complete the Guardianship forms as the form packet is quite extensive to complete by hand.

  • A Guardianship may be filed when a child is living with an adult who is not a parent, and the adult needs the legal authority to make decisions on behalf of the child. In a Probate Guardianship, the guardian has full legal and physical custody of the child.

  • If you believe you have an emergency and need an expedited temporary guardianship, please contact the Self-Help Center.

  • If you need a Guardianship of the Estate, please contact a private attorney for legal advice. Please see our “Do-It-Yourself Resources”  for help finding low to no cost legal advice.


  • Requesting Visitation in a Guardianship Case:

    Requesting Visitation
    in a Guardianship Case
    Packet w/Instructions
     

    Sample

  • If there is a guardianship in place, a parent or other relative may file a request for visitation with the minor child.

  • There is no fee for the child’s parent to file this request, however there is a fee for all other relatives.


  • Requesting to Terminate a Guardianship:

    Requesting to Terminate a Guardianship
    Packet w/Instructions
     

    Sample

  • The following people can ask the Court to end the guardianship:
    • The child, if they are 12 years old or older
    • The parent(s) of the child
    • The guardian


  • NAME and/or GENDER CHANGE FORMS


    Filing a name and/or gender change:

    Name Change Only - Adult
    Packet w/Instructions
     

    Sample

    Name and Gender Change - Adult
    Packet w/Instructions
     

    Sample

    Name Change Only - Minor
    Packet w/Instructions
     

    Sample

    Name and Gender Change - Minor
    Packet w/Instructions
     

    Sample

  • If you are an adult, you may file a name and/or gender change with the court.

  • If you are a minor, your parent or guardian must file the name and/or gender change with the court for you.


  • Each form packet has an instruction sheet and a sample packet to guide you page-by-page through the forms. If you are not sure which packet is best suited to your issues, please contact the Self-Help Center. Once you have completed forms, you may scan and email them to the Self-Help Center for review at .

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