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How does a guardian resign?
A guardian of a minor can petition the court and ask for permission to resign as guardian.
Do you have to give reasons?
Yes. The petition form has places where you give your reasons for resigning.
Who must be given notice of the hearing on the petition?
The court has a Notice of Hearing form
How does the court actually accept the guardian's resignation?
The court accepts the guardian's resignation at a court hearing.
It accepts the resignation on a court form called Decree and Order of Termination of Guardianship on a Petition for Resignation.
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