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Below you will find sets of commonly used guardianship forms. Guardianship forms must be completed in their entirety prior to your hearing. Incomplete forms will cause delays and may possibly result in the need to reschedule your hearing. For additional information regarding these forms, please contact the Family Law Facilitators Office at (206) 477-2553.

One word of caution: If you choose to use any of the forms provided here in MS Word format, please be advised that the appearance, page breaks, margins, fonts, and other aspects of the document that you prepare may be affected by the version of Word you are using. Please be sure that the completed document conforms to all rules governing acceptable document format, particularly those stated in General Rule 14. This includes but is not limited to the requirement that writing/printing shall appear on one side of the page only.

Training Requirement for Non-Certified Guardians Prior to Filing

If you are seeking appointment as a non-certified guardian in a Type 4 guardianship, you are required to complete mandatory training pursuant to General Order #11-2-12050-3. To comply with the order, you may view the "Instructions for Guardians" video OR complete the web-based training "Guardianship 101."

You may view the video online here. The text of the video is available here if you would like to read along as you listen.

You also may view the video at one of the King County courthouses during the following times:

King County Courthouse (downtown Seattle)
Law Library, W-621
Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Maleng Regional Justice Center (Kent)
Room 3-D
Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Monday and Thursday, 2:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m

Once you have completed the training, you must fill out the Declaration of Completing Mandatory Guardianship Training (Word, PDF) and file it with the court in the case file for the case in which you are a current or prospective quardian. If you are unable to complete the training prior to filing the guardianship case or would like to request that the requirement be waived, you can request an extension or waiver by presenting the Petition to Extend Time or Waive Guardianship Training (Word, PDF) and Order to Extend Time of Waive Guardianship Training (Word, PDF) in the Ex Parte Department.

You may complete the web-based training here or you may complete it at one of the King County courthouses during the following times:

King County Courthouse (downtown Seattle)
Room W-382
Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m.
Thursday and Friday, 2:15 p.m.

Maleng Regional Justice Center (Kent)
Room 3-D
Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m.
Monday and Thursday, 2:15 p.m.

Once you have completed the training, you must fill out the Declaration of Completing Mandatory Guardianship Training (Word, PDF) and file it with the court in the case file for the case in which you are a current or prospective quardian. If you are unable to complete the training prior to filing the guardianship case or would like to request that the requirement be waived, you can request an extension or waiver by presenting the Petition to Extend Time or Waive Guardianship Training (Word, PDF) and Order to Extend Time of Waive Guardianship Training (Word, PDF) in the Ex Parte Department.

Guardianship Instructions & Forms

Number Form Name MS Word PDF
n/a Declaration of Completing Mandated Guardianship Training Word PDF
n/a Petition to Extend Time or Waive Guardianship Training Word PDF
n/a Order to Extend Time or Waive Guardianship Training Word PDF
n/a Guardianship and Trust Chart (cheat sheet) Word PDF
1 Petition for Guardianship for Person and/or Estate Word PDF
2 Order Appointing Guardian ad Litem and Notice of Hearing Word PDF
3 Notice of Guardianship Petition Word PDF
4 Declaration of Service Word PDF
5 Order Appointing Guardian of Person and/or Estate Word PDF
6 Oath of Guardian Word PDF
7 Declaration of Proposed Guardian (Non-Certified) Word PDF
8 Declaration of Proposed Guardian (Certified) Word PDF
9 Designation of In-State Agent Word PDF
10 Notice of Loss of Voting Rights Word PDF
Number Form Name MS Word PDF
11 Personal Care Plan Word PDF
12 Guardianship Inventory Word PDF
13 Designation of Standby Guardian Word PDF
Number Form Name MS Word PDF
14 Notice of Right to Request Special Notice Word PDF
15 Request for Special Notice of Proceedings Word PDF
16 Declaration of Guardian: Assets Held in Financial Institutions Word PDF
17 Notice of Hearing and Declaration of Mailing Word PDF
18 Guardian’s Report and Accounting (Estates Under $80,000) Word PDF
19 Guardian’s Report and Accounting (Estates Over $80,000) Word PDF
20 Order Modifying Reporting Period Word PDF
21 Order Approving Guardian’s Report, Accounting, Personal Care Plan, and Budget Word PDF
Number Form Name MS Word PDF
22 Notice of Guardian’s Intent to Resign and Petition to Appoint Successor Guardian Word PDF
23 Notice of Death of Incapacitated Person Word PDF
24 Petition for Order Approving Guardian’s Activities and Final Report Word PDF
25 Order Approving Guardian’s Final Report Word PDF
26 Petition for Order Closing Guardianship and Discharging Guardian Word PDF
27 Order Closing Guardianship, Discharging Guardian, and Exonerating Bond Word PDF
28 Declaration of Service Word PDF
Number Form Name MS Word PDF
29 Notice of Change of Address Word PDF
30 Notice of Change in Circumstances Word PDF
Number Form Name MS Word PDF
31 Petiton for Approval of Budget and Disbursements Word PDF
32 Order Approving Budget and Disbursements Word PDF
33 Receipt for Payment of Attorney’s Fees Word PDF
34 Creditor’s Receipt Word PDF
35 Receipt of Funds into Blocked Financial Account Word PDF
36 Petition for Instructions Word PDF
37 Order on Petition for Instructions Word PDF
38 Petition for Order Extending Time Word PDF
39 Order Extending Time Word PDF
40 Petition to Continue Hearing Word PDF
41 Order for Continuing Hearing Word PDF
42 Petition and Declaration for Withdrawal from Blocked Financial Account Word PDF
43 Order for Withdrawal from Blocked Account Word PDF
Number Form Name MS Word PDF
44 Consent of Parent to Appointment of Guardian Word PDF
45 Consent of Minor to Appointment of Guardian Word PDF
46 Declaration of Completion of Guardianship of Minor Word PDF
Number Form Name MS Word PDF
47 Guardian ad Litem Statement of Qualifications Word PDF
48 Verified Petition to Appoint Attorney for Alleged Incapacitated Person Word PDF
49 Medical/Psychological Report Word PDF
50 Motion, Declaration, and Order Sealing Guardianship Medical Records Word PDF
51 Guardian ad Litem Report Word PDF