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Guardianship Forms in Colorado

If you have young children or adult children with special needs, one of the most important reasons to create a will is to protect them if you become incapacitated or pass away. This is called appointing a guardian for your dependents. It allows you, rather than the courts, to choose who will care for your dependents if you pass away. You have the power to shape your children’s futures by selecting guardians who:

  • Share your moral, religious and personal values
  • Are ready for the responsibility
  • Will have the financial resources to care for your children
  • Will provide a loving home
  • Understand what will be required of them

When the Day Comes…

In Colorado, there are a number of forms that need to be filed for appointment of a guardian. Not all forms are necessary for every guardianship situation; if you are not familiar with Colorado laws, you may want to enlist the assistance of an guardianship lawyer in Denver to help you with this process.

Colorado Guardianship Forms

  • Affidavit Regarding Due Diligence and Proof of Publication
  • Notice of Hearing by Publication
  • Waiver of Notice
  • Irrevocable Power of Attorney
  • Acknowledgment of Responsibilities
  • Acceptance of Office
  • Notice of Hearing to Interested Persons
  • Notice of Hearing to Respondent – Minor or Adult
  • Notice of Appointment of Guardian and/or Conservator
  • Petition for Appointment of Guardian – Minor or Adult
  • Letters of Guardianship – Adult
  • Guardian’s Report – Adult
  • Consent of Parent
  • Consent or Nomination of Minor
  • Letters of Guardianship – Minor
  • Order Appointing Guardian – Minor or Adult
  • Order Appointing Temporary Guardian – Minor
  • Order Appointing Emergency Guardian – Minor or Adult

6 Steps to Filing for Guardianship

By following the proper legal steps, you can streamline the guardianship filing process.

  1. Fill out the correct forms and maintain a copy for your records
  2. File the forms with the court in the appropriate jurisdiction (the filing process will incur a $164.00 fee)
  3. Inform interested parties of the upcoming hearing
  4. Inform the respondent at least 14 days before the hearing
  5. Appear at the hearing
  6. Fill out the forms for any requirements after the court has appointed the guardian

Don’t Risk Bumps in the Process

The financial, emotional and physical welfare of your child should not be left to chance. You will want to make the transfer process as quick and trouble-free as possible. The very best way to do that in Colorado is to call the Denver guardianship lawyers at The Brown Law Firm LLC. They have extensive experience helping families, family friends and others identify the correct forms to be completed and handle the filing process– all with the goal of helping you through a very difficult time in the lives of many people. They can also help you understand your role. Contact us at (303) 339-3750 or send us a message online to learn more.