In Arizona, guardians are sometimes appointed to make important decisions, including medical treatment and living arrangements, for children or incapacitated adults (wards). Before a guardianship is granted, there are some specific criteria that must be met. An Arizona court will make the final determination on whether the requirements are met and create the guardianship.

Crider Law has worked with grandparents, stepparents and other parties of interest, who are seeking guardianship for a child. In some cases, the guardianship process is addressed in court while at other times it is handled through mediation. Either way, Brad Crider is experienced in the process and can help you with drafting and filing petitions, hearing preparations and/or representation in court or mediation.

You may have specific questions about guardianship that we can answer for you. Some of the most common questions we get about guardianship include the following:

  • Who can be appointed a guardian?
  • When can a guardian be appointed?
  • Does the guardian have to be related to the ward?
  • When is a guardianship required?
  • How much does it cost to file for guardianship?
  • Can a guardianship be terminated?

We’re more than happy to answer your questions and discuss your situation with you. Because we’ve successfully represented others in their guardianship cases, we’re more than willing to share our expertise and knowledge with you. Give us a call today.