Unbundled Minor Guardianship Services

Assistance with Minor Guardianship through Destiny Law Firm’s Unbundled Service Offerings

What does this package include?

  • 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, Petition for Guardianship to the courthouse for filing.

After the Civil Cover Sheet, Confidential information sheet, Petition for Guardianship, 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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