The Pro Bono Project can assist in uncontested guardianship matters for adults or minors as follows:
The adult ward would need to agree to the guardianship. Doctor or medical reports which indicate that the adult ward is not capable of taking care of himself/herself must be provided. The names and addresses of the adult ward’s relatives will need to be provided. You should be able to show good cause why you should have guardianship.
Guardianship of a Minor:
To obtain guardianship of a minor, both parents (unless parental rights have been terminated) or legal guardians must agree to the guardianship. You will need to provide the child’s birth certificate and Social Security number and any legal documents concerning the child. The names and addresses of the child’s parents or legal guardians and other relatives will need to be provided. You should be able to show good cause why you should have guardianship. There is no court filing fee to petition the court for appointment of a guardian.