§ 14-5301 Appointment of guardian by will or other writing; objections; notice
§ 14-5301.01 Appointment of guardian by will or other writing; effectiveness; acceptance; confirmation
§ 14-5301.02 Appointment and status of guardian
§ 14-5301.03 Judicial appointment of guardian; special provision for incapacitated minors approaching adulthood
§ 14-5301.04 Judicial appointment of conservator or protective order; special provision for incapacitated minors approaching adulthood
§ 14-5302 Venue
§ 14-5303 Procedure for court appointment of a guardian of an alleged incapacitated person
§ 14-5304 Findings; limitations; filing; fingerprinting
§ 14-5304.01 Effect of appointment of guardian on privilege to operate a motor vehicle
§ 14-5304.02 Limited guardianship; voting
§ 14-5305 Acceptance of appointment; consent to jurisdiction
§ 14-5306 Termination of guardianship for incapacitated person
§ 14-5307 Substitution or resignation of guardian; termination of incapacity
§ 14-5308 Court appointed investigators; qualifications; duties
§ 14-5309 Notices in guardianship proceedings
§ 14-5310 Temporary guardians; appointment; notice; court appointed attorney hearings; duties
§ 14-5310.01 Adult protective services workers; special visitation warrants
§ 14-5311 Who may be guardian; priorities
§ 14-5312 General powers and duties of guardian
§ 14-5312.01 Inpatient treatment; rights and duties of ward and guardian
§ 14-5312.02 Admission for evaluation or treatment by guardian; duties of physician or mental health care provider
§ 14-5313 Proceedings subsequent to appointment; venue
§ 14-5314 Compensation of appointees; definitions
§ 14-5315 Guardian reports; contents
§ 14-5316 Maintaining ward’s relationships; contact orders; definitions
§ 14-5317 Notice to family members of adult ward’s hospitalization or death; definition

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 14 > Chapter 5 > Article 3 - Guardians of Incapacitated Persons

  • Action: includes any matter or proceeding in a court, civil or criminal. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Adult: means a person who has attained eighteen years of age. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Child: includes a person who is entitled to take as a child under this title by intestate succession from the parent whose relationship is involved. See Arizona Laws 14-1201
  • Conservator: means a person who is appointed by a court to manage the estate of a protected person. See Arizona Laws 14-1201
  • Contact: includes in-person contact, written communication and all forms of electronic communications. See Arizona Laws 14-5101
  • Contact order: means an order allowing contact between a ward and a person with a significant relationship to the ward. See Arizona Laws 14-5101
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Court: means the superior court. See Arizona Laws 14-1201
  • Daytime: means the period between sunrise and sunset. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Disability: means cause for a protective order as described in section 14-5401. See Arizona Laws 14-1201
  • Estate: includes the property of the decedent, trust or other person whose affairs are subject to this title as originally constituted and as it exists from time to time during administration. See Arizona Laws 14-1201
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Fiduciary: includes a personal representative, guardian, conservator and trustee. See Arizona Laws 14-1201
  • Guardian: means a person who has qualified as a guardian of a minor or incapacitated person pursuant to testamentary or court appointment but excludes a person who is merely a guardian ad litem. See Arizona Laws 14-1201
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Guardian ad litem: includes a person who is appointed pursuant to section 14-1408. See Arizona Laws 14-1201
  • Incapacitated: means lacking the ability to manage property and business affairs effectively by reason of mental illness, mental deficiency, physical illness or disability, chronic use of drugs, chronic intoxication, confinement, detention by a foreign power, disappearance, minority or other disabling cause. See Arizona Laws 14-9101
  • Incapacitated person: means any person who is impaired by reason of mental illness, mental deficiency, mental disorder, physical illness or disability, chronic use of drugs, chronic intoxication or other cause, except minority, to the extent that he lacks sufficient understanding or capacity to make or communicate responsible decisions concerning his person. See Arizona Laws 14-5101
  • including: means not limited to and is not a term of exclusion. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Inpatient psychiatric facility: means a hospital that contains an organized psychiatric services unit or a special hospital that is licensed to provide psychiatric services. See Arizona Laws 14-5101
  • Interested person: includes any trustee, heir, devisee, child, spouse, creditor, beneficiary, person holding a power of appointment and other person who has a property right in or claim against a trust estate or the estate of a decedent, ward or protected person. See Arizona Laws 14-1201
  • Investigator: means a person who is appointed by the court under section 14-5308. See Arizona Laws 14-5101
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Letters: includes letters testamentary, letters of guardianship, letters of administration and letters of conservatorship. See Arizona Laws 14-1201
  • Minor: means a person who is under eighteen years of age. See Arizona Laws 14-1201
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Parent: includes any person entitled to take, or who would be entitled to take if the child died without a will, as a parent under this title by intestate succession from the child whose relationship is in question and excludes any person who is only a stepparent, foster parent or grandparent. See Arizona Laws 14-1201
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person: means an individual or an organization. See Arizona Laws 14-1201
  • Petition: means a written request to the court for an order after notice. See Arizona Laws 14-1201
  • Physician: means a person licensed pursuant to Title 32, Chapter 13 or 17. See Arizona Laws 14-5101
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Proceeding: includes action at law and suit in equity. See Arizona Laws 14-1201
  • Property: includes both real and personal property. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Protected person: means a minor or any other person for whom a conservator has been appointed or any other protective order has been made. See Arizona Laws 14-5101
  • Psychologist: means a person licensed pursuant to Title 32, Chapter 19. See Arizona Laws 14-5101
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Security: includes any note, stock, treasury stock, bond, debenture, evidence of indebtedness, certificate of interest or participation in an oil, gas or mining title or lease or in payments out of production under that title or lease, collateral trust certificate, transferable share or voting trust certificate and, in general, includes any interest or instrument commonly known as a security, or any certificate of interest or participation, any temporary or interim certificate, receipt or certificate of deposit for, or any warrant or right to subscribe to or purchase, any of these securities. See Arizona Laws 14-1201
  • Significant relationship: means the person either is related to the ward by blood or marriage or is a close friend of the ward as established by a history of pattern and practice. See Arizona Laws 14-5101
  • State: means a state, territory or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. See Arizona Laws 14-9101
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trust: includes an express trust, private or charitable, with any additions, wherever and however created. See Arizona Laws 14-1201
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Ward: means a person for whom a guardian has been appointed. See Arizona Laws 14-5101
  • Writing: includes printing. See Arizona Laws 1-215