What else do I need to know?
  • There is a $160 filing fee for the guardianship which must be paid the day papers are filed
  • Home study
    • Required for a Limited Guardianship if the child is less than 6 years of age or if DHS is involved with the family.
    • Full Guardianship - a home study will be held regardless of the age of the child.
    • The home study fee is $60 and payable to Probate Court.
  • An Annual Review is required. A form will be mailed to you on a yearly basis.
  • If the minor is under 6 years of age, the review will be held in Court.
  • The Guardian must notify the Court of a change in address.
  • If the parent(s) of the minor child is under the age of 18 years, a Guardian Ad Litem will be appointed.

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1. What is limited guardianship?
2. What parental rights and responsibilities does the parent have with limited guardianship?
3. How important is the placement plan?
4. What are the advantages of a limited guardianship?
5. What can’t a limited guardian do?
6. What is full guardianship?
7. What are a full guardian’s responsibilities?
8. When is a full guardian not responsible?
9. What else do I need to know?
10. What are the primary differences of a full and a limited guardianship?
11. How is a guardianship terminated?
12. What if I have other questions or need help understanding and / or filling out the forms?