Georgia Guardianship Form 1Georgia Guardianship Form 1Georgia Guardianship Form 1
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Petition for Temporary Letters of Guardianship of Minor
INSTRUCTIONS
I.

Specific Instructions
1.

This form is to be used for filing a Petition for Temporary Letters of Guardianship of a minor pursuant
to O.C.G.A. §29-2-5.

2.

Notice of the Petition must be given to the “parents” of the minor. If an objection to the establishment of
the temporary guardianship is filed by a parent who is also a “natural guardian,” the Court will dismiss
the Petition without a hearing. If a parent who is not a natural guardian objects, a hearing on the matter
will be scheduled.
A “parent” is defined as the biological or adoptive father or mother whose parental rights have not been
surrendered or terminated, except that in the case of a child born out of wedlock, the father shall be
considered a “parent” only if he has legitimated the minor.
A father of a child born out of wed