Making the decision to establish guardianship of an elderly, ill, or disabled parent or spouse can be painful and stressful. Our goal is to do everything we can to make the legal process of establishing guardianship as easy and smooth as possible for you.
When determining whether to represent yourself in a minor guardianship action, you must first determine whether your case will be contested or uncontested by the child's biological parents, if they are alive. The most common type of minor guardianship occurs by a child's grandparents when the child's biological parents are unable to carry out their parental responsibilities. If both biological parents object to the guardianship then you may need to proceed with an attorney.
A guardian is someone who is appointed by a court to protect and care for the health and well-being of an incapacitated person, or a minor child. A petition must be filed with the appropriate court, and notice given to all interested persons. The process may be complicated, so you are advised to consult with an attorney.
* description taken from the State of Oregon Judicial Branch website
Establishing a Guardianship, whether it is for a minor child or an adult can be a very complicated process. People Paralegal understands most people cannot afford the high cost of an attorney to file for guardianship in order to alleviate a pressing family issue. That's why we are proud to offer our many years of experience to prepare your documents for a low, flat-fee.
You fill out our simple questionnaire (see below) to provide us the information we need to prepare your documents. Once we receive the completed questionnaire and payment, we will have your documents ready for your review in 10 -12 days (often sooner).
People Paralegal is subscribed with Odyssey File and Serve enabling us to electronically file your documents for you once you are 100% satisfied with them. You may never even need to go to the courthouse! (no additional fee for this service)
We understand the strain filing for guardianship may have on your pocketbook, and that is why we offer affordable, compassionate, flat-rate document preparation services. No hidden fees.
* These services are available for ALL counties in the state Oregon and may be completed entirely on-line via email and telephone appoints when requested to discuss our services.
* * We strive to make this process as smooth and easy as possible for you and follow your case with you the whole way and consistently provide you status updates about your case.
Download a questionnaire
For your convenience, you can download a questionnaire and fill it out in the comfort of your own home with no obligation or payment.
Once the questionnaire is complete, you can save it to your computer and email it to us and we will send you an invoice to complete the credit card payment via a secure server.
Download a fillable questionnaire with no obligation or payment until you are ready to have us complete your documents.
$575 - Flat fee for uncontested adult/minor child guardianship documents. This includes initiating documents through final judgment.
For Temporary / Immediate danger guardianship documents, contact us directly.
Oregon Court filing fees: $124 (As of October 1, 2019)
Adult guardianship cases often have court appointed visitors with an average cost of approximately $400, dependent upon location and services offered.