Terminating a Guardianship

Closing a Child Guardianship Case

There are several different ways to close a child guardianship case.  The options generally depend on the age of the child and whether the guardians and parents will agree to end the guardianship.  Visit this section to find out the different ways to have a child guardianship case closed.

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Asking the Judge to Terminate a Guardianship

In most cases, a court hearing is required to terminate a guardianship.  Anyone - a guardian, a relative, or the subject of the guardianship - can file papers asking the judge to decide whether a guardianship is still needed.  Read this section for more information about why a guardianship may be terminated, and to find the forms needed to ask a judge to end the guardianship.

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