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FAQ: What paperwork is a guardian required to file with the Court each year?
A guardian must complete and file with the Court an “Annual Well Being Report” and a “Notice of Right to Petition For Restoration to Capacity” within 30 days of the anniversary of their appointment as guardian. These documents are simple forms that are available through the Minnesota State Court Website. These forms must be completed by the guardian (by EACH guardian if there is more than one guardian), a copy served on the Ward and Interested Persons and filed with the Court (along with an Affidavit of Service). The statute governing these reports is Minn. Stat. 524.5-316
Although most guardians are able to complete these forms on their own, some guardians find it helpful to have an attorney assist them with it the first year that they do it.