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Most states require guardianship petitions to be filed by an attorney licensed to practice in the state where the action is is filed. In states that allow "self-help" the person(s) wishing to obtain guardianship of a minor child file a petition in the circuit or superior court in the city or county where the child resides. The petitioner(s) are required to pay all court costs and accompanying fees. In cases where a minor child/children have been removed from parental custody by the court a GAL is appointed to represent them until the court appoints a legal guardian. When this applies any acceptable family member or interested party may file a request to be appointed guardian and will not need legal counsel nor be required to pay legal fees.

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