Guardianship of A Minor - Prepare Court Forms
Authored by Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma
How do I fill out court forms for Guardianship of A Minor?
This program is not for all situations.
You may be able to use this program to fill out and print court forms if:
- You are an adult (over 18 years of age) and want to be appointed guardian of a child or children;
- You have lived in Oklahoma for at least one year OR, you are seeking guardianship of a blood relative;
- You are a blood relative (the grandparent, aunt or uncle or some other relative by blood to the child or children); and,
- The child (or children) has no income or property; and,
- Your appointment will most likely NOT be contested by the child's parent.
If you are requesting a co-guardian, he or she must either be:
- related to the child by blood, or
- related to you by marriage.
Native American child?
- If the child or children is of Native American decent, and have a Certificate of Indian Blood or tribal affiliation card, you must notify the Tribe.
If either natural parent are of native american descent and have a Certificate of Indian Blood or tribal affiliation card, you must notify BOTH:
the tribe or tribes, if more than one
link opens the current list of Designated Tribal Agents for Notices:
- link opens the current list of Designated Tribal Agents for Notices:
the BIA Area Office
link opens a website with a map of the BIA Area Offices for Notifying Tribes
- link opens a website with a map of the BIA Area Offices for Notifying Tribes
- the tribe or tribes, if more than one
Do you have all the information you will need?
- Open and read the CHECKLIST AND THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT A CHILD GUARDIANSHIP; AND,
Gather all of the information you need to fill out the forms. Print this Questionnaire to get you started:
- Talked to a lawyer if you have any questions.
Does your computer have the right software?
- You do not need any expensive software, it's all free.
If possible, print documents from a computer using Microsoft Word or WordViewer. Wordperfect or WordPad will also work, but Word is best. READ the document, save it to your computer or a removable driver.
You will need to check the formatting for each of the court forms.
If you use a public computer to print the documents, you may have to pay to print the materials.