Probate Guardianship Questionnaire by HC120912142548

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									              Probate Guardianship Questionnaire

                       Information You Can Use

   1.     What can we do to help you? What is the problem?

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Explain timing for guardianship. They will get to see a judge in about 4 weeks.
However, if they have an emergency, then they can see the judge in about 5
days. Do they have an emergency?

Make sure that they understand that if the judge doesn’t think it’s an emergency,
that their request for quick powers could be denied. Also, they have an extra
burden of serving the mom/dad/minor (12+) personally within the next day or
so.


   2.     Verify correct info re: names/address of petitioner (or multiple
          petitioners), kids, dob, etc. Does more than 1 want to be guardian?
          If so, need to do a second Confidential Screening Form.


   3.     Who has possession of the children now?

   4.     Who has legal control of child?

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   5.     What are the circumstances?




   6.     Get work number, social security, driver’s license, date of birth for

          each.
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7.     Double check PACKET. Is everything filled out?
 All info re: child and addresses for 5 years?
 Dob/place of birth
 All relative info
 Names of siblings (including half, step) plus ages
 How old is the minor? 12+? If so, make a mark
 What is relation of petitioner? If non-relative, mark for DCS
 Screening form – any “yes” answers? If so, get explanation
 Explain consent form, how it helps them
 Questionnaire
       a. Signed 3 times (doubles if 2 petitioners)
       b. Every single line filled in?
       c. Spouse information there?
       d. School info/phone; dr info/phone
       e. Page 5, those under 18 years (including minor) on the top? Full info
          on adults, including social security numbers? (purpose: they run
          criminal background check on any adult in household)
       f. No “N/A” unless it is correct
 A1 form filled out?

8.      Have you noted the correct courthouse for filing? Let them know if
        not Rancho.

9.      Does the minor have any property/assets/money to be concerned

        about?

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10.     Does the minor(s) have any mental health or developmental issues?

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11.     Does minor receive any public benefits (welfare, etc?)
12.     Is minor married?
13.     Native American ancestry?
14.     Any court proceedings affecting child, such as custody, adoption,
        juvenile case?
15.     Is petitioner aware of any court cases involving child? Has petitioner
        been a witness to any such cases? Are there any current restraining
        orders involving the child?
16.     If petitioner is non-relative, is petitioner a licensed foster care home?
17.     Do parents agree with guardianship? (yes, no, unknown at this time)
18.     Any current plan of the petitioner to adopt child ?

19.     Need fee waiver?

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20.     Qualify for mandatory fee waiver by being on public assistance?

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21.     Income?

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22.     Expense worksheet

23.     Gross monthly income, take home pay

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24.     Number of people in household and their incomes

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25.     Other sources of income

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26.     Cash/ property/real property
27.     Expenses, rent, food, utilities, etc.

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