Guardianship of a Minor

A minor guardianship may be established in our Court when a minor, who is a resident of Greene County, Ohio, has received any money or property, usually through inheritance or a personal injury claim. If the value is $25,000 or less there may be an alternate procedure available to avoid establishing guardianship.

In rare circumstances, a minor guardianship may be necessary for situations in which a minor needs a legal guardian due to circumstances where the minor's parents are deceased or otherwise unable to care for the child. If you believe you need a minor guardianship for this purpose, it is recommended that you contact Probate Court prior to filing a minor guardianship to determine if this is the appropriate action for your situation.

Our Court will not accept for filing any application for guardianship of a minor where the sole or primary purpose of the proposed guardianship is to establish residency for the minor to enroll in school or for the purposes of transferring physical custody for a minor from a parent to any other person. Custody for these purposes is a matter that must be submitted to and determined by the Juvenile Court or Domestic Relations Court.

Please review the checklist below to determine the necessary forms for applying for a guardianship. After reviewing the checklist, if you are not certain of the correct forms of your situation, or need help filling out the forms, please contact an attorney for assistance. The Deputy Clerks in Probate Court are prohibited by law from giving legal advice, which includes advising you on what forms to use and how to fill out the forms.


  1. Checklist for Initial Filing of Guardianship of a Minor
  2. 15.0 Next of Kin of Proposed Ward
  3. 15.01 Judgment Entry Setting Hearing on Application for Appointment of Guardian
  4. 15.1 Waiver of Notice and Consent
  5. 15.2 Fiduciary's Acceptance-Guardian
  6. 15.3 Guardian's Bond
  7. 15.4 Letters of Guardianship
  8. 15.5 Guardian's Inventory
  9. 15.6 Application to Release Funds to Guardian
  10. 15.7 Application for Authority to Expend Funds
  11. 15.8 Guardian's Account
  12. 15.9 Oath of Guardian
  13. 16.0 Application for Appointment of Guardian of Minor
  14. 16.1 Affidavit
  15. 16.2 Selection of Guardian by Minor over Fourteen Years of Age
  16. 16.3 Notice of Hearing for Appointment of Guardian of Minor (to minor over age 14)
  17. 16.4 Notice of Hearing for Appointment of Guardian to Parent, Next of Kin and Person Having Custody
  18. 16.5 Judgment Entry-Appointment of Guardian of Minor
  19. 22.3 Verification of Receipt and Deposit
  20. GC Form 11.2-A Request for Recording of Hearing
  21. GC Form 56.1-C Application for Extension of Time to File
  22. GC Form 56.1-D Entry Regarding Extension of Time to File
  23. GC Form 66.1-C Application to Dispense with Inventory or Accounts
  24. GC Form 66.1-G Notice of Death of Ward
  25. GC Form 66.1-H Notice of Change of Address of Ward
  26. GC Form 66.2-A Household Resource Worksheet
  27. GC Form 71.0 Fee Computation on Land Sale Proceedings
  28. GC Form 71.3-A Application for Authority to Pay Attorney Fees
  29. GC Form 71.3-B Entry Authorizing Payment of Attorney Fees
  30. GC Form 73.1-A Application for Authority to Pay Guardian Compensation
  31. GC Form 73.1-B Entry Authorizing Payment of Guardian Fees
  32. GC Form 75.1 Self-Representation Acknowledgment
  33. GC Form 75.2-C Application to Dispense with Guardian's Bond
  34. GC Form 75.2-D Entry Regarding Guardian's Bond
  35. GC Form 75.3-A Contact Information Form
  36. GC Form 78.1-A Request for Review Hearing
  37. GC Form 78.8-A Application to Voluntarily Withdrawal as Guardian
  38. GC Form 78.8-B Entry Regarding Application to Voluntarily Withdraw as Guardian
  39. GC Form 78.8-C Notice of Involuntary Withdrawal of Guardian
  40. GC Form 78.9-A Application to Withdraw as Legal Counsel
  41. GC Form 78.9-B Entry Regarding Withdrawal as Legal Counsel
  42. GC Form 78.9-C Notice of Involuntary Withdrawal of Legal Counsel
  43. GC Form 104.1-A Entry Approving and Settling Account
  44. GC Form 104.1-D Application to Limit or Terminate Guardianship
  45. GC Form 104.1-E Entry Regarding Application to Limit or Terminate Guardianship
  46. GC Form 104.1-O Affidavit of Indigency
  47. GC Form 104.1-P Application to Admit Foreign Records
  48. GC Form 104.1-Q Entry Admitting Foreign Records
  49. GC Form 106.2-A Praecipe for Subpoena
  50. GC Form 106.2-B Subpoena
  51. GC Form 106.2-C Subpoena Duces Tecum
  52. GC Form 106.2-E Motion for Service by Publication
  53. GC Form 106.2-F Order Regarding Service by Publication
  54. GC Form 106.2-G Motion to Appoint Process Server
  55. GC Form 106.2-H Order Regarding Process Server