17/09/2018 - 01:33:02 pm

The required documents for petitions regarding “Guardianship”



1) Printed application of the applicant (petitioner) includes all the information about the individual to be placed under guardianship, followed by contact information and address of the applicant (petitioner) in case of the need of any clarifications about any information.



2) In the event that the applicant was not genuine, a power of attorney at law or a certified truly original image replica duly certified, must be submitted. The ratification of the aforementioned document should not exceed three months to the date it was issued when submitted.



3) Duly certified Image replica (photocopy) of the Distribution of Inheritance certificate in the event that guardian by nature (parent) is deceased. In the event that individual to be placed under custodianship is a minor, a Genuine / Original birth certificate must be provided.



4) Certificate issued by the Orthodox parish Church stating the religious affiliation of both the petitioner and the individual to be placed under guardianship, and that both are members of the Orthodox parish.



5) The approval of all the prior mentioned legal by priority guardians (Grandfather – Brothers – Uncles) in addition to the approval of the sister/s. The approval must be expressed by a formal document and submitted along with the all necessary documents.  



6) In the event that the guardian-to-be is not by any means family-related to the ward-to-be, a certificate issued by the parish priest of the Orthodox Church and another by the local competent authorities stating the “Good Conduct” of the petitioner – guardian-to-be.



7) A valid Image replica (photocopy) of the ID’s and/or passports of the petitioner and of the individual to be placed under guardianship.



8) Payment of the requested fees according to the fees list issued by the Court.



***NOTE: all the above mentioned documents should be submitted to the Court. Any petition that does not meet the requirements/conditions will be rejected, as the Court may request other documents if and when deemed necessary.