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Guardianships of Minor Children in District Court – Parent(s) Deceased

You may use these forms only if:

  1. The minor child’s parent is deceased and:
    • There is no other living parent, OR
    • All other living parent’s parental rights have been terminated by court order;
  1. The deceased parent left a will and that will is being probated as part of a North Dakota state district court probate case;

AND

  1. The deceased parent’s will named a guardian (or guardians) for the minor child.

If you do not meet the requirements, see the North Dakota Juvenile Court Minor Guardianship Forms and Guides.


IMPORTANT: ND Legal Self Help Center staff and court employees are not allowed to give legal advice and cannot help you create legal documents or complete any forms. If you are unsure how to proceed, consult an attorney.

Instructions and Forms for Accepting the Nomination as Guardian in a Deceased Parent’s Will

Instructions and forms you will need:

Forms you may need for accepting the nomination as guardian:

Form the Guardian ad Litem may use:

Instructions and Forms for Declining the Nomination as Guardian in a Deceased Parent’s Will

Instructions and forms you will need:

Instructions and Form for Objecting to the Person Nominated as Guardian in a Deceased Parent’s Will

Instructions and form you will need:


If you do not understand any of this information, or if you have trouble filling out any of the forms located here, please see an attorney for help.

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If you have a question relating to a case that is already filed please contact the clerk of court for the county.