Minor Guardianships

  • Temporary guardians are appointed for a minor where one or both parents are still living, and with notice and/or consent of both parents.
  • Permanent guardians are appointed for a minor when both parents are deceased or parental rights have been terminated by a Court.
  • Temporary or permanent guardians must reside in Jackson County.
  • Nominated guardians must submit to a criminal background check.

To find the Petitions regarding Minor Guardianships, click here.


Filing fees are due at the time of filing. No exceptions. We will not file-stamp originals or copies without payment.