Instructions for Guardianship

Complete form packets for Guardianship

Below are pdf packets that contain all the forms required. Click to download.

Individual Forms for Guardianship

The following are a collection of the individual forms one may need for all case types.

Form # Description
13.3 Entry Approving And Settling Account Download
13.5 Notice Of Hearing On Account Download
13.7 Waiver Of Notice Of Hearing On Account Download
15.0 Next of Kin of Proposed Ward Download
15.01 Judgment Entry Setting Hearing on Application for Appointment of Guardian Download
15.1 Waiver of Notice and Consent Download
15.11 Authorization To Release Confidential Information Download
15.2 Fiduciary's Acceptance - Guardian Download
15.3 Guardian's Bond Download
15.4 Letters of Guardianship Download
15.5 Guardian's Inventory Download
15.6 Application to Release Funds to Guardian Download
15.7 Application for Authority to Expend Funds Download
15.8 Guardian's Account Download
15.81 Bank Certificates Download
15.9 Oath of Guardian Download
16.0 Application for Appointment of Guardian of Minor Download
16.1 Affidavit Download
16.2 Selection of Guardian by Minor over Fourteen Years of Age Download
16.3 Notice of Hearing for Appointment of Guardian of Minor Download
16.4 Notice of Hearing on Application for Appointment - Guardian of Minor - to Parent, Known Next of Kin and Person Having Custody Download
16.5 Judgment Entry - Appointment of Guardian of Minor Download
17.0 Application for Appointment of Guardian of Incompetent Download
17.03 Application For Appointment of Emergency Guardian Download
17.04 Judgment Entry Appointing Emergency Guardian And Setting Hearing On Continuation Of Emergency Guardianship For Incompetent Person Download
17.05 Judgment Entry Continuing Appointment Of Emergency Guardian For Incompetent Person Download
17.1 Statement of Expert Evaluation Download
17.15 Statement Of Expert Evaluation (With Guardian's Report) Download
17.3 Notice to Prospective Ward of Application and Hearing Download
17.4 Notice of Hearing for Appointment of Guardian of Alleged Incompetent Person Download
17.5 Judgment Entry - Appointment of Guardian for Incompetent Person Download
17.7 Guardian's Report Download
17.8 Investigator's Report Download
22.0 Application To Settle A Minor's Claim Download
22.01 Entry Setting Hearing And Ordering Notice Download
22.1 Waiver And Consent To Settle Minor's Claim Download
22.2 Entry Approving Settlement Of A Minor's Claim Download
22.3 Verification Of Receipt And Deposit Download
22.4 Report Of Distribution Minor's Claim Download
22.5 Application to Settle a Claim of an Adult Ward (Incompetent) Download
22.51 Entry Setting Hearing and Ordering Notice for Application to Settle Claim of Adult Ward (Incompetent) Download
22.6 Entry Approving Settlement of Claim of an Adult Ward (Incompetent) Download
22.7 Report of Distribution and Entry (Incompetent) Download
23.0 Petition For Protective Services Download
23.1 Notice Of Petition For Court Ordered Protective Services Download
23.2 Petition For Emergency Protective Services Download
23.3 Notice Of Petition For Court Ordered Protective Services On An Emergency Basis Download
23.6 Petition For Temporary Restraining Order To Prevent Interference With The Provision Of Protective Services To An Adult Download
23.7 Notice Of Hearing On Petition For Temporary Restraining Order To Prevent Interference With The Provision Of Services Download
110.62 Application for Payment of Unclaimed Funds Download
110.63 Entry Ordering Payment of Unclaimed Funds Download
115.20 Statement Of Counsel And Guardian Custody Of Funds Download
115.21 Entry Appointing Cosigner For Estate Funds Download
115.43 Entry Withdrawing Application For Appointment Of Guardian Download
115.44 Entry Continuing Hearing On Application For Appointment Of A Guardian Download
115.45 Entry Resetting Hearing On Application For Appointment Of A Guardian Download
115.50 Decision Of Magistrate Download
115.54 Application To Create Trust And Approve Trust Form Download
115.55 Entry Creating Trust And Approving Trust Form Download
115.60 Application To Terminate Guardianship Download
115.61 Entry Setting Hearing On The Application To Terminate Guardianship And Ordering Notice Download
115.62 Entry Terminating Guardianship Download
115.63 Notice Of Hearing On Application To Terminate Guardianship Download
115.66 Waiver Of Notice Of Hearing On The Application To Terminate Guardianship Download
116.01 Notice to Applicant Regarding Expenditure of Funds Download
116.40 Affidavit For Unknown Address Of A Parent Download
116.51 Entry Terminating Guardianship Download
116.70 Affidavit Of Income And Expenses Download
116.7 Affidavit Of Income And Expenses Download
116.90 Notice To Parents Download
117.00 Affidavit Of Indigency & Entry Authorizing Payment Of Court Costs Download
117.02 Application for Payment of Attorney Fees from the Indigent Guardianship Fund Download
117.08 Delivery of Power of Attorney Download
117.09 Certification of Power of Attorney Download
117.15 Suggestion Of Death Of Ward Download
117.40 Notice to Guardian - Submission of Comments or Complaints Download
117.44 Notification of Compliance With Guardian Education Requirements Download
117.45 Notice of/Application for Change of Address Download
117.46 Application to Commence Legal Proceedings for Ward and Entry Download
200.09 Citation Download
200.10 Affidavit In Proof Of Service Download
200.11 Praecipe For Subpoena Download
200.13 Subpoena Download
200.30 Application and Order to Prepare Transcript Download
200.31 Request for Digital Audio Copy of Hearing on CD Download
200.47 Written Request for Service on Motion to Seal or Unseal Records Download
200.60 Resignation Of Fiduciary Download
200.61 Entry Accepting Resignation Of Fiduciary Download
200.75 Entry Referring Case to Mediation Download
200.95 Fax Filing Cover Sheet Download
202.00 Entry Setting Hearing (Before Magistrate) Download
203.00 Entry Download
203.10 Application Requesting Permission To Broadcast, Televise, Photograph, Record Courtroom Proceedings Download
204.05 Application For Release Of Funds To Custodial Depository In Lieu Of Bond Download
204.06 Entry Ordering Release Of Asset Directly To Custodial Depository To Be Held In Lieu Of Bond Download
204.07 Verification Of Receipt And Deposit Download
204.12 Order That Assets Remain In Hamilton County, Ohio Download
204.16 Verification Of Payment Of Bond Premium Download
205.00 Application To Admit Authenticated Record Of Extracounty (Or Extrastate) Administration Proceedings To Record Download
205.01 Entry Admitting Authenticated Record Of Extracounty (Or Extrastate) Administration Proceedings To Record Download
205.10 Entry Directing Commencement of Proceedings to Transfer Case Download
210.07 Notice of Hearing on Application for Attorney's Fees Download
210.61 Application for Payment of Guardian's Fees From the Indigent Guardianship Fund Download
213.80 Entry Setting Hearing On Account Download
230.00 Entry Continuing Hearing Download
230.01 Entry Resetting Hearing Download
230.03 List Of Exhibits Download
E-Mail Notification Request Download
Petition For Temporary Restraining Order To Prevent Interference With Investigation Of Reported Abuse Of An Adult Download
117.41/ 117.42/ 117.43 Order Setting/Order/Order Continuing Download
15.9M Oath of Guardian (Minor only) Download
Guardian_Compensation_Form Download
245.XX Application & Entry Extending Time For Filing Download
17.7A Guardian's Report Addendum Download

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions can arise while you are looking for the content that you need. The following are common questions that have often been posed to our office.

What is a Guardianship?

A guardianship is an involuntary trust relationship in which one party, called the guardian, acts for an individual called a ward. The law regards the ward as incapable of managing his/her own person and/or affairs.

Who Needs a Guardian?

A guardian may be appointed for either an incompetent or minor, which are defined by statute as:

  1. Incompetent: Any person who is so mentally impaired as a result of a mental or physical illness or disability, or mental retardation, or as a result of chronic substance abuse, that he is incapable of taking proper care of himself or his property or fails to provide for his family or other persons for whom he is charged by law to provide, or any person confined to a penal institution within this state.
  2. Minor: Any person under 18 years of age who has neither father nor mother or whose parents are unsuitable to have custody and tuition of such minor, or whose interests, in the opinion of the Court, will be promoted.
  3. Minor Settlement: Natural parents do not have an inherent right to settle personal injury claims on behalf of a minor child. The Probate Court must authorize approval of such settlements. If the settlement exceeds $10,000, the Court will require the appointment of a guardian of an estate.

What Are The Types of Guardianships?

Person and/or Estate: A guardian may be appointed either a guardian of the person, a guardian of the estate, or both. A guardian of the person has custody of, controls, and protects the person of the ward. A guardian of the estate controls and protects the assets or property of the ward.

Emergency: In an emergency in which significant injury to a prospective adult ward may occur unless immediate action is taken, the Court may appoint an emergency guardian for 72 hours.  The adult’s physician must testify in court.