Conditions for guardianship protection under Arizona guardianship law
Guardianship is often assigned when any of the following factors are negatively affecting the potential ward:
- Mental Illness
- Drug Use
- Financial issues that would make the potential ward dependent
- Physical inability to care for their needs
Arizona guardianship law will seek to match the ward to a close family relation or devoted family friend before considering other potential candidates.
How to become a guardian under Arizona guardianship law
The potential guardian must petition guardianship by demonstrating their relationship with the potential ward and explaining the reasons for seeking guardianship. The potential ward is required to be present as well and may be represented by legal counsel.
Arizona guardianship law contains a provision that permits guardianship to be assigned quickly while skipping much of the process, in case of an emergency. Emergency situations involve immediate danger on the ward’s behalf. This includes danger to the ward’s health and safety, as well as self-inflicted financial damage. Arizona guardianship law authorizes relatives and other concerned individuals to step in and take responsibility of the decision-making on behalf of the potential ward.
Individuals who petition for emergency guardianship will work with an attorney and the guardianship agreement will be reviewed properly at a reasonable time frame after the guardianship has been secured and the ward is no longer in danger.
Guardians granted emergency guardianship would still need to accomplish the following:
- File all necessary petitions
- Notify all parties to the guardianship, physicians of the ward, and other important individuals.
- Have the case proceed for a judge’s approval.
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