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NOTE: THIS INFORMATION IS PROVIDED AS A PUBLIC SERVICE.
THE REGISTER IN PROBATE OFFICE CANNOT GIVE LEGAL ADVICE; PLEASE CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IF YOU NEED LEGAL GUIDANCE OR ADVICE.

To petition for the appointment of either a stand-by guardian or a successor guardian, please complete the following documents:
 
Form No.Form NameLink to Document
GN-3435Petition for Appointment of Standby or Successor GuardianClick here to access form
GN-3400Resignation of Guardian or Conservator (if necessary)Click here to access form
GN-3140Statement of Acts and Consent to Serve as GuardianClick here to access form
GN-3110Order and Notice of HearingClick here to access form
GF-131AOrder Appointing Guardian ad LitemClick here to access form
 Petition for Waiver of FeesClick here to access form
GN-3120Affidavit of ServiceClick here to access form
GN-3437Order on Petition for Standby or Successor Guardian (to be completed for hearing)Click here to access form

Return the completed forms to the Register in Probate office. A judge will be assigned to the case, and a hearing date will be assigned. 
You will be assessed a $500.00 deposit made payable to the Guardian ad Litem. This deposit may be waived if the petitioner is indigent or has a financial hardship. At the hearing, the judge will determine fee responsibility.
The petitioner must provide a copy of the filed documents  by mail or personal service upon the ward and all interested person.
After service is completed, the Affidavit of Service (GN-3120) must be completed and filed with the Register in Probate prior to the hearing.
The Guardianship Inventory click here to access form must be completed by the person appointed as the successor guardian of the estate 60 days after appointment.