Form GDN M101 "Notice of Hearing About Minor Guardianship Petition" - Washington

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This is a legal form that was released by the Washington Superior Court - a government authority operating within Washington. As of today, no separate filing guidelines for the form are provided by the issuing department.

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  • Released on January 1, 2021;
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Download Form GDN M101 "Notice of Hearing About Minor Guardianship Petition" - Washington

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Superior Court of Washington, County of
In the Guardianship of:
No.
Notice of Hearing about Minor Guardianship
Petition
(NTHG)
Respondent/s (minors/children)
Clerk’s action required: 1
[ ] Interpreter required in: ________________
(language)
Notice of Hearing about Minor Guardianship Petition
To: The parents, child, guardian, person with court-ordered
custody, court clerk, and all people who must get notice:
1.
Petitioner has scheduled a court hearing:
for:
at:
[ ] a.m. [ ] p.m.
date
time
at:
court’s address
in:
room or department
with:
judge / commissioner’s name or docket / calendar
Warning! If you do not respond by the deadline in the Summons
or you do not go to the hearing above, the court may sign orders
without hearing your side.
This hearing is because the Petitioner/s
(name of person/s starting this case)
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Notice of Hearing about Minor
(01/2021)
Guardianship Petition
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Superior Court of Washington, County of
In the Guardianship of:
No.
Notice of Hearing about Minor Guardianship
Petition
(NTHG)
Respondent/s (minors/children)
Clerk’s action required: 1
[ ] Interpreter required in: ________________
(language)
Notice of Hearing about Minor Guardianship Petition
To: The parents, child, guardian, person with court-ordered
custody, court clerk, and all people who must get notice:
1.
Petitioner has scheduled a court hearing:
for:
at:
[ ] a.m. [ ] p.m.
date
time
at:
court’s address
in:
room or department
with:
judge / commissioner’s name or docket / calendar
Warning! If you do not respond by the deadline in the Summons
or you do not go to the hearing above, the court may sign orders
without hearing your side.
This hearing is because the Petitioner/s
(name of person/s starting this case)
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Notice of Hearing about Minor
(01/2021)
Guardianship Petition
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is asking the court to appoint
(name of proposed guardian)
guardian of the children listed above.
2. The court may appoint a guardian if it finds that it is in the
child’s best interest and at least one of these is true:
 The child's parents all consent after being fully informed
of the nature and consequences of guardianship; or
 All parental rights have been terminated; or
 There is clear and convincing evidence that none of the
child's parents is willing or able to exercise parenting
functions as defined in RCW 26.09.004.
If appointed, the guardian will have the duties and
responsibilities of a parent regarding the child’s support, care,
education, health, safety, and welfare unless limited by the
court. The guardian can manage the child’s personal property
and funds (as a fiduciary) unless limited by the court.
Anyone listed on the Notice Attachment has the right to object
to the appointment of a guardian and to ask the court to
appoint a lawyer for the child.
3. To the parents:
The guardian may ask the court to restrict your contact with
the child and limit your ability to make decisions regarding the
child.
You have the right to participate in this case. Some of your
important rights are to:
 Object to the appointment of a guardian.
 Ask the court to appoint a lawyer for you and for the
child. The Court must appoint a lawyer for you if you
object and are indigent (cannot afford your own lawyer),
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Notice of Hearing about Minor
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and in some other situations. (Use Motion to Appoint
Lawyer form GDN ALL 021.)
 Hire your own lawyer.
 Ask for visitation and keep the right to make some
decisions for the child.
4. To the child:
You have the right to participate in this case. Some of your
important rights are to:
 Ask for a lawyer. The court will decide whether to
appoint one for you. (Use Motion to Appoint Lawyer
form GDN ALL 021.)
 Attend and participate in the hearing unless limited by
the court.
 Communicate with the court.
The reasons for this guardianship are in a separate form. The
court (check one) [ ] is [ ] is not allowing you to see this
form. You can ask the court, court visitor, or your lawyer to
see the Reasons for Minor Guardianship.
5. How to respond
Step 1: Fill out one of the forms below.
If you disagree, use:
 Objection to Minor Guardianship
(form GDN M 301).
If you agree, use:
 Parent’s Consent to Minor Guardianship
(form GDN M 304), or
 Declaration of (name) ____________________
(for non-parents) (form FL All Family 135)
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Guardianship Petition
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You can get the forms at:
 The Washington State Courts’ website:
www.courts.wa.gov/forms
 The Administrative Office of the Courts –
call: (360) 705-5328
 Washington LawHelp:
www.washingtonlawhelp.org, or
 The Superior Court Clerk’s office or county law
library (for a fee).
Step 2: Serve (give) a copy of your form to the Petitioner and
the people listed in Section 1 of the Notice
Attachment. You may use certified mail with return
receipt requested. For more information on how to
serve, read Superior Court Civil Rule 5.
Step 3: File your original form with the court clerk at this
address:
Superior Court Clerk,
County
address
city
state
zip
Person asking for this hearing signs here
Print name (if lawyer, also list WSBA #)
Date
The following is my contact information:
Email: _______________________________
Phone (Optional): _______________________________
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(01/2021)
Guardianship Petition
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I agree to accept legal papers for this case at the following
address (this does not have to be your home address):
street address or PO box
city
state
zip
Note: You and the other party/ies may agree to accept legal papers by email
under Civil Rule 5 and local court rules.
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(01/2021)
Guardianship Petition
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