Q: What forms do I need to file to submit documents to support my request for guardianship of my little sister
I am trying to get guardianship of my little sister and would like to show evidence to support my request and I understand the is a process to b able to do so
In California, to request guardianship of a minor, you will need to file several forms with the court. The primary form is the Petition for Appointment of Guardian of the Person (Form GC-210), which is the main document where you state your case for guardianship. Along with this, you'll also need to complete the Guardianship Petition – Child Information Attachment (Form GC-210(CA)).
To support your petition, you can attach written declarations or letters that explain why you believe guardianship is in the best interest of your sister. These can include statements from yourself, other family members, teachers, or professionals who know your sister's situation. The court also requires the Confidential Guardian Screening Form (Form GC-212), which is used to assess your qualifications as a guardian.
You might also need to complete the Consent of Proposed Guardian, Nomination of Guardian, and Notice of Hearing – Guardianship or Conservatorship (Form GC-020), depending on your specific circumstances. Remember to check with your local court for any additional forms or requirements specific to your county.
After filing these forms, you will receive a court date where you can present your evidence and make your case for guardianship. It's always wise to prepare thoroughly for this hearing, ensuring that all your documents are in order and clearly support your request.
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