The paternal grandmother of two children was appointed guardianship over them in February 2018. Both parents consented. The grandmother alleged the parents were homeless and on drugs and that CPS was involved. In 2019, the great grandmother filed a petition to become co-guardian to assist the grandmother. The parents did not consent and it appears they were not served. The minutes of a hearing on October 10, 2019 do not reflect that the parents were present when the co-guardianship was granted. At that hearing, the court sua sponte ordered No Contact with the parents until further order of the court. In April 2021, the great grandmother filed a motion of non-compliance, advising the court that the grandmother was allowing the minors’ parents to see the minors despite the court’s no contact order. On September 20, 2021, the court ordered an investigator to visit the minors and appointed counsel. As a result, these two children are in need of an attorney to represent their wishes and rights as a protected persons. Next Hearing(s): A Rule 11 Hearing on December 7, 2021 at 8:30 am.
Case Number: 2021-029597
Case Number: 2021-031932
The grandmother of a 7-year-old boy has been his guardian since 2014. She was granted guardianship without a hearing as his mother consented to the guardianship and her petition alleged his father was unknown. In 2016, his father filed a petition to terminate alleging he had only just learned that he was the father. The case was sent to mediation and the parties agreed to a reunification schedule for the father and the little boy. In early 2017, his father filed another petition to terminate alleging that he met his obligations under the agreement and that his son was living with him full-time. The Court denied the petition without prejudice and ordered that the agreement from 2016 be enforced. The father recently filed a petition to terminate alleging the boy’s grandmother and mother kidnapped the boy. The grandmother opposed and the case is currently set for non-jury trial. It appears neither father nor grandmother are represented by counsel. This little boy is in need of an attorney to represent his wishes and rights as a protected person. Next Hearing(s): Non-Jury Trial on January 24, 2022.
Case Number: 2021-033871
A 25-year-old man needs representation in a guardianship proceeding. He is currently at Rawson Neal Psychiatric Hospital. He was transferred there from Desert Springs due to suicidal thoughts. His natural mother is the petitioner for guardianship. There is no physician’s certificate on file. This man is in need of an attorney to represent his wishes and rights as a proposed protected person. Next Hearing(s): Citation Hearing on 11/30/2021 at 10 am in Department F.
Case Number: 2021-033876
An 18-year-old girl who is autistic and non-verbal needs representation in a guardianship proceeding. Her natural father is petitioning for guardianship. There is no physician’s certificate on file. This girl is in need of an attorney to represent her wishes and rights as a proposed protected person. Next Hearing: Citation Hearing on 12/14/2021 at 10 am in Department F.
Case Number: 2021-033717
A 2-year-old girl is in need of an attorney in a guardianship proceeding. The petitioner is her paternal grandmother and the child has lived with petitioner since birth. She alleges that both parents have drug issues. The child’s mother has consented to temporary guardianship over the last two years but does not consent to this general guardianship. Her father consents but has not signed a written consent. There is also a custody matter pending in which the mother is disputing paternity. This little girl is in need of an attorney to represent her wishes and rights as a protected person. Next hearing: Citation hearing on 12/12/21 at 2 pm in Department B.