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Superior Court Forms Directory

A Directory of Forms Commonly Used in King County Superior Court

Guardianship Forms

Below you will find a list 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 206-296-9297.

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."

"Instructions for Guardians" Video

You may view the video online here.   (Note:  Viewing the video online may require a DivX plug-in, which can be downloaded for free from this website.  The plug-in works with Windows Media Player as well as with QuickTime.)  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

"Guardianship 101" Web Training

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 either 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

Number Instruction Title MS Word PDF
G-1 Establishing a Guardianship N/A
G-2 Petition and Order for Approval of Budget, Disbursements in a Guardianship N/A
G-3 Access of Guardian to Assets Held by Financial Institutions N/A
G-4 Order Approving Guardian's Report and Accounting N/A
G-5 Notice of Change of Address or Change of Circumstances; Notice of Death N/A
G-6 Notice of Hearing and Declaration of Mailing in a Guardianship N/A
G-7 Receipts for Funds Deposited  or Transferred into Blocked Accounts N/A
G-8 Petition and Order for Withdrawal from Blocked Account N/A
G-9 Petition for Order Approving Guardian's Activities and Final Report N/A
G-10 Petition for Order Closing Guardianship and Discharding Guardian N/A

Guardianship Instructions (in Spanish)

Number Instruction Title MS Word PDF
G-1 ESTABLECIMIENTO DE UNA TUTELA N/A
G-4 ORDEN QUE APRUEBA EL INFORME Y RENDICIÓN DE CUENTAS DEL TUTOR N/A

Establishing A Guardianship

Number Forms MS Word PDF
n/a Declaration of Completing Mandated Guardianship Training
n/a Petition to Extend Time or Waive Guardianship Training
n/a Order to Extend Time or Waive Guardianship Training
n/a Guardianship and Trust Chart (cheat sheet)
1 Petition for Guardianship for Person and/or Estate
2 Order Appointing Guardian ad Litem and Notice of Hearing
3 Notice of Guardianship Petition
4 Declaration of Service
5 Order Appointing Guardian of Person and/or Estate
6 Oath of Guardian
7 Declaration of Proposed Guardian (Non-Certified)
8 Declaration of Proposed Guardian (Certified)
9 Designation of In-State Agent
10 Notice of Loss of Voting Rights

Guardian Reporting Forms Due Within 90 Days of Appointment

Number Form MS Word PDF
11 Personal Care Plan
12 Guardianship Inventory
13 Designation of Standby Guardian

Guardian Reporting Forms for Annual, Biennial, and Triennial Reports

Number Form MS Word PDF
14 Notice of Right to Request Special Notice
15 Request for Special Notice of Proceedings
16 Declaration of Guardian: Assets Held in Financial Institutions
17 Notice of Hearing and Declaration of Mailing
18 Guardian’s Report and Accounting (Estates Under $80,000)
19 Guardian’s Report and Accounting (Estates Over $80,000)
20 Order Modifying Reporting Period
21 Order Approving Guardian’s Report, Accounting, Personal Care Plan, and Budget

Ending Guardianship Forms

Number Form MS Word PDF
22 Notice of Guardian’s Intent to Resign and Petition to Appoint Successor Guardian
23 Notice of Death of Incapacitated Person
24 Petition for Order Approving Guardian’s Activities and Final Report
25 Order Approving Guardian’s Final Report
26 Petition for Order Closing Guardianship and Discharging Guardian
27 Order Closing Guardianship, Discharging Guardian, and Exonerating Bond
28 Declaration of Service

Forms to File Within 30 Days of Change

Number Form MS Word PDF
29 Notice of Change of Address
30 Notice of Change in Circumstances

Miscellaneous Guardian Forms

Number Form MS Word PDF
31 Petition for Approval of Budget and Disbursements
32 Order Approving Budget and Disbursements
33 Receipt for Payment of Attorney’s Fees
34 Creditor’s Receipt
35 Receipt of Funds into Blocked Financial Account
36 Petition for Instructions
37 Order on Petition for Instructions
38 Petition for Order Extending Time
39 Order Extending Time
40 Petition to Continue Hearing
41 Order for Continuing Hearing
42 Petition and Declaration for Withdrawal from Blocked Financial Account
43 Order for Withdrawal from Blocked Account

Minor Guardianship Forms

Number Form MS Word PDF
44 Consent of Parent to Appointment of Guardian
45 Consent of Minor to Appointment of Guardian
46 Declaration of Completion of Guardianship of Minor

Forms for Guardian ad Litem

Number Form MS Word PDF
47 Guardian ad Litem Statement of Qualifications
48 Verified Petition to Appoint Attorney for Alleged Incapacitated Person
49 Medical/Psychological Report
50 Motion, Declaration, and Order Sealing Guardianship Medical Records
51 Guardian ad Litem Report