FAQ - Alternatives to Petitioning


Are there any alternative options to petitioning for guardianship?


Yes, Arizona Law recognizes several alternatives:
  • Community supportive services that provide some level of oversight and coordination of services such as:
    • Bus card/phone/prepaid debit card
    • Case management
    • Clinics and subsidized individual and group housing that reduce
    • Day treatment and adult day healthcare
    • Meals on Wheels
  • Least restrictive and least intrusive options to ensure the individual's rights are left intact when possible
  • Power of Attorneys for Medical, or Mental Health, or Financial
  • Surrogate decision makers for loved ones unable to make medical decisions
  • Technological assistance to maximize a person's independence and prevent guardianship