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Who can ask that a guardian be removed?
Any person interested in the minor's welfare, or the minor himself or herself if over the age of 14, can file a petition to remove the guardian.
The petitioner signs the petition under oath, swearing that the statements in it are true and correct to the best of his or her knowledge.
Do you have to give reasons?
Yes. The petition form has places where you give your reasons for removing the guardian.
Who must be given notice of the hearing on the petition?
The court has a Notice of Hearing form
How does the court actually remove a guardian?
The court removes the guardian at a court hearing.
It removes the guardian on a court form called Decree and Order of Termination of Guardianship on a Petition for Removal
On the Decree and Order, the court can say, among other things:
Produced by Jeff Wolf (Massachusetts Law Reform Institute) with help from Veronica Serrato (Volunteer Lawyers Project) Last updated July, 2011