Ask for an Emergency Minor Guardianship Order
Use this packet when it is safe to notify the parents that you are asking for an emergency guardianship. If it is not safe to do so, use our Ask for an Immediate Order in Ex Parte - Emergency Minor Guardianship and Restraining Order packet instead. #4414EN
Ask for an Immediate Order in Ex Parte: Emergency Minor Guardianship and Restraining Order
Use this along with our File a Minor Guardianship Petition packet only if you are trying to get emergency guardianship and you need a temporary court order the same day you file your paperwork. #4416EN
CHINS (Child in Need of Services) petitions
A CHINS petition is a petition filed in court requesting that a child be placed in a residence other than the home of their parents or legal guardians. This resources explains when a CHINS petition is appropriate.
I am age 12 – 16. What are my rights in a minor guardianship case?
If you are a teen and someone has filed to have a court appoint a guardian for you, read this to find out what your rights are. #4402EN