Self-Help Form: Guardianship of a Minor

Information about using Self-Help Forms

Welcome! This online interview was developed by the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii for use by low-income persons representing themselves, but is available free of charge to all persons. These forms are not for commercial use and charging for use in any way is prohibited.

Use this interactive interview if you would like to complete the court forms required to file for a Guardianship of a Minor. This interview will assist you in completing the following court forms: 1) Petition, 2) Notice of Hearing, 3) List of Exhibits, 4) Waiver of Notice and Consent, and 5) Order Appointing Guardian with Limited/Unlimited Authority. We suggest you read our publication: Guardianship of a Minor or Incapacitated Adult before completing this interview. 


What do I need to get started?

It is helpful to gather the following information before starting the self-help interview:

  • Your full legal name name, address, and phone

  • Family Court Case number (if known) 

  • The minor's full legal name, age, and address

  • Your relationship to minor 

  • Full legal name, address, and age of appointed guardian

  • Documents ("Exhibits") you plan to submit with your filing of guardianship 

Last Review and Update: Feb 21, 2018
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