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Guardianship - Information About Filing

What do I file to become the guardian of an adult?

There is a petition form to start a guardianship case for an adult.

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What if there is an emergency and someone needs a temporary guardian?

You may request that the court appoint a temporary guardian if the respondent:

If the court appoints a temporary guardian during the guardianship case, it will expire when the court appoints a regular (full or partial) guardian, or when the petition for appointment of a guardian is dismissed.

If there is an emergency, for appointment of a temporary guardian, fill out:

AND

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What do I file to become a partial guardian of an adult?

To request partial guardianship, you can file:

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What do I file to become the guardian of a child who is NOT Alaska Native or American Indian?

These forms are:

Do not use this packet if the child is an "Indian child" as defined in the Indian Child Welfare Act. "Indian child" means any unmarried person who is under the age of 18 and who is either a member of an Indian tribe or Alaska Native village, or is eligible for membership in an Indian tribe or Alaska Native village. See page 3 of the instructions Adobe Acrobat PDF logo in the packet for more information about this.

Packet for Guardianship of a Non-Indian Minor

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What do I file to become the guardian of an Alaska Native or American Indian child?

These forms are for:

Use this packet if the child is an "Indian child" as defined in the Indian Child Welfare Act. "Indian child" means any unmarried person who is under the age of 18 and who is either a member of an Indian tribe or Alaska Native village, or is eligible for membership in an Indian tribe or Alaska Native village. See page 3 of the instructions Adobe Acrobat PDF logo in the packet for more information about this.

Packet for Guardianship of an Alaska Native or American Indian Minor

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What if the child’s parents do NOT agree to the guardianship?

The court does not have forms for that situation and you will need to talk to an attorney.

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Who can be a Petitioner?

Anyone can request the court appoint a guardian for an incapacitated person by filing the petition for guardianship. The court considers whether the proposed guardian meets the legal requirements.

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Can I change or end a guardianship?

Either the guardian or the ward can ask the court to:

You can file:

Make 2 copies of the completed form. Provide a copy by mail or hand delivery to the ward or the guardian in the case. Keep a copy for yourself. File the original with the court

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Rev. 6 September 2016
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