Unbundled Minor Guardianship Services

Find out how Destiny Law Firm can work with you to establish minor guardianship.

Unbundled Minor Guardianship Services | Destiny Law

If you are seeking to establish an uncontested legal guardianship and are interested in doing some of the footwork yourself, Destiny Law’s unbundled legal services is an option that may work well for you. While we offer full-service establishment of legal guardianship as well, we have created unbundled options for those who cannot afford full-service, or who would like to take on a larger role in their case.

Click here for frequently asked questions about establishing legal guardianship.

What does this package include?

Destiny Law Firm’s unbundled minor guardianship package includes:

  • Civil cover Sheet
  • Confidential information sheet
  • Petition for Guardianship
  • Summons
  • Notice of Hearing/Notice of Rights
  • Affidavit of Service
  • Waiver of Service
  • Temporary Order for Guardianship
  • Permanent Order for Guardianship
  • Consent form for Biological mother
  • Consent form for Biological Father
  • Directions to the Courthouse
  • Instructions for service of pleadings
  • A list of information that will need to be stated at the hearing
  • Disposition sheet

What do I do with these documents?

  • Pick up your documents from us.
  • Review documents carefully.
  • Sign the Petition for Guardianship.
  • Take the Civil Cover Sheet, confidential information sheet, and Petition for Guardianship to the courthouse for filing.

After the Civil Cover Sheet, confidential information sheet, Petition for Guardianship, and summons have been filed, follow the instructions on the sheet titled How to Serve.

After the documents have been served on the opposing party or opposing counsel, they will have 30 days to file an answer.

  • If they file an answer, your case has become contested.
  • If they do not file an answer in 30 days, you will proceed with your scheduled hearing for Temporary Guardianship.

The law requires that person to have at minimum 20 days’ notice of the hearing, according to Arkansas Rules of Civil Procedure 6, which means they must be served with the Notice of Hearing early enough for that person to have 20 days prior to the hearing date.

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