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Form JDF 824 Petition for Appointment of Guardian for Minor

Form JDF 824 Petition for Appointment of Guardian for Minor

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Form JDF 824 Petition for Appointment of Guardian for Minor

INSTRUCTIONS: PETITION FOR APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIAN FOR MINOR (JDF 824)

 

All forms for guardianship need completed pursuant to §13-1-120, C.R.S.  The following instructional manual will tell you how declare guardianship for a minor: http://www.courts.state.co.us/Forms/renderForm.cfm?Form=307

“Petition for Appointment of Guardian for Minor JDF 824 Step 1”

The petitioner needs to complete all applicable sections and sign the form in the presence of the Court Clerk or Notary Public. 

If the child’s father is not known, a copy of the birth certificate needs attached to the petition.  If the parental rights have been terminated or the parents are deceased, copies of the termination papers or the death certificates need attached to the Petition.

“Petition for Appointment of Guardian for Minor JDF 824 Step 2”

Complete all of the required forms along with the petition.  Ask your attorney for help if you’re using counsel. 

“Petition for Appointment of Guardian for Minor JDF 824 Step 3”

File all the documents with the court.  There will be a $127.00 filing fee.  Copies of all documents are required for all of the following:

· Primary caretaker of the minor 60 days before filing the petition

· Each parent living with the minor, or nearest adult kinship

· Any other nominated Guardian if the minor is over 12 years of age

· Appointee of a parent

· Any guardian acting for the minor in or out of state

“Petition for Appointment of Guardian for Minor JDF 824 Step 4”

Send notice to the parents or other interested persons by mail or by publication. 

“Petition for Appointment of Guardian for Minor JDF 824 Step 5”

Send Notice of Hearing to the minor if they are 12 years of age or older.  Ask the sheriff’s department for guidelines.  After notification, file Notice of Hearing to Respondent JDF 807 with the completed Personal Service Affidavit. 

“Petition for Appointment of Guardian for Minor JDF 824 Step 6”

Attend the hearing and be ready to present any necessary evidence.  If the minor cannot attend the hearing, the petitioner needs to file a Motion to Excuse the Minor and provide appropriate documentation like a physician’s letter.

“Petition for Appointment of Guardian for Minor JDF 824 Step 7”

After guardianship is granted, complete and refer to the following forms:

· JDF 800

· Order Appointing Guardian for a Minor

· JDF 812

 


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