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A tri-fold brochure explains limited guardianship as well as alternative legal and financial protections that can help ensure a full measure of dignity for individuals who need some assistance in managing their lives and affairs.
The basic duties of a guardian, as well as the specific duties of a guardian of the person and a guardian of the estate.
This packet explains the reasons why a guardian may be removed and walks you through the process of petitioning the court to have a guardian removed and replaced. It includes a blank forms and a sample petition.
This packet explains how an individual can petition the court to restore his or her competency. It includes step-by-step instructions, blank sample forms, and a sample petition.
This organization has information for families looking for an alternative to guardianship and explains how a formal Support Decision-Making arrangement can support a person with disabilities while still protecting that person’s rights and autonomy.
The NC Guardianship Association trains and supports individuals who are court- appointed guardians. NCGA works to support guardians and ensure guardianship is carried out in such a way as to support self-determination, rights and dignity of those individuals with guardians.
The laws of the State of North Carolina, called the General Statutes, include some statutory forms for some of the alternatives to guardianship. Although these are forms, to ensure the document does what you intend and is executed properly, consult with an attorney.
An advance health care directive is one of the measures a family can use as an alternative to guardianship. This site includes forms and other information about these directives, as well as the Advance Health Care Directive Registry, which is maintained by the NC Secretary of State.
This manual is intended as a resource for attorneys appointed in guardianship proceedings. It includes detailed information about guardianship proceedings, although it does not address all aspects of North Carolina’s guardianship law.
This agency is part of the Judicial Branch. You can find many of the forms used in guardianship proceedings on this site. (If the search function does not yield the forms you are looking for, look for the form number in the Complete Index of Judicial Forms.) Forms often used in guardianship cases include the Guardianship Capacity Questionnaire, Motion in the Cause to Modify Guardianship, and Application for Letters of Guardianship.