Forms

You may not need all of these forms. Or you may need more forms. If you are not sure which forms to use, talk to your family law facilitator, self-help center, or a lawyer. Click for help finding a lawyer.

NOTE: All California courts use the same basic set of forms. But some courts have special, local forms, too. To see if you will need any special, local forms, contact your court clerk or check your court’s website. The forms may be posted on their site. If not, the site will list the address and phone number of your local courthouse.

To download a form (in PDF format), click on the form number in the appropriate table. If the form you need is fillable, you will be able to fill and print it out.


Forms to Ask for Guardianship of a Child

Form Name

Form Number

Guardianship Pamphlet

GC-205 (for information only). Also available in Spanish, Korean, Chinese, and Vietnamese. (If you are asking the court to be appointed guardian, you MUST read this pamphlet.)

Forms You Need to Ask the Court to Appoint a Guardian of the Person (Probate — Guardianships and Conservatorships)

GC-505

Petition for Appointment of Guardian of Minor (Probate — Guardianships and Conservatorships)

GC-210

Petition for Appointment of Guardian of the Person (Probate — Guardianships and Conservatorships)

GC-210P
(Instructions for Form GC-210P )

Guardianship Petition - Child Information Attachment (Probate — Guardianships and Conservatorships)

GC-210(CA)

Consent of Proposed Guardian, Nomination of Guardian, and Consent to Appointment of Guardian and Waiver of Notice

GC-211

Confidential Guardian Screening Form (Probate — Guardianships and Conservatorships)

GC-212

Declaration Under Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA)

FL-105/GC-120

Attachment to Declaration Under Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA)

FL-105(A)/GC-120(A)

Notice of Hearing - Guardianship or Conservatorship (Probate — Guardianships and Conservatorships)

GC-020

Order Appointing Guardian of Minor

GC-240

Duties of Guardian

GC-248

Letters of Guardianship (Probate — Guardianships and Conservatorships)

GC-250

Attachment to Judicial Council Form

MC-025

Use this form for your attachments to Form GC-110 and other forms.

What Is "Proof of Service" in a Guardianship? (Probate — Guardianships and Conservatorships)

GC-510  (for information only)

Proof of Personal Service of Notice of Hearing—Guardianship or Conservatorship (Probate — Guardianships and Conservatorships)

GC-020 (P)

Attachment to Notice of Hearing Proof of Service by Mail (Probate — Decedents' Estates and Guardianships and Conservatorships)

DE-120 (MA)/GC-020 (MA)

Information Sheet on Indian Child Inquiry Attachment and Notice of Child Custody Proceedings for Indian Child

ICWA-005-INFO

Indian Child Inquiry Attachment

ICWA-010(A)

Parental Notification of Indian Status

ICWA-020

Notice of Child Custody Proceeding for Indian Child (Indian Child Welfare Act)

ICWA-030

Attachment to Notice of Child Custody Proceeding for Indian Child (Indian Child Welfare Act)

ICWA-030(A)

Sometimes the forms ask you for more information, like copies of documents or explanations. These are called Attachments.
If you need to add an attachment, write this information at the top of each one:
  • Attachment to Question # _____,
  • Form # _____
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Forms to Ask for Temporary Guardianship of a Child

Form Name

Form Number

Petition for Appointment of Temporary Guardian (Probate — Guardianships and Conservatorships)

GC-110

Petition for Appointment of Temporary Guardian of the Person (Probate — Guardianships and Conservatorships)

GC-110(P)  (Can be used instead of Form GC-110 for a guardianship of the person ONLY.)

Order Appointing Temporary Guardian (Probate — Guardianships and Conservatorships)

GC-140

Letters of Temporary Guardianship (Probate — Guardianships and Conservatorships)

GC-150

Attachment to Judicial Council Form

MC-025

Use this form for your attachments to Form GC-110 and other forms.

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Forms to End a Guardianship

Form Name

Form Number

Petition for Termination of Guardianship (Probate — Guardianships and Conservatorships)

GC-255

Notice of Hearing - Guardianship or Conservatorship (Probate — Guardianships and Conservatorships)

GC-020

Order Terminating Guardianship (Probate — Guardianships and Conservatorships)

GC-260

Attachment to Notice of Hearing Proof of Service by Mail (Probate — Decedents' Estates and Guardianships and Conservatorships)

DE-120 (MA)/GC-020 (MA)

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Other Guardianship Forms (Including Forms for Guardianship of the Estate)

Form Name

Form Number

Order Dispensing With Notice-Guardianship or Conservatorship

GC-021

Petition for Appointment of Guardian ad Litem (Probate — Decedents' Estate and Guardianships and Conservatorships)

DE-350/GC-100

Confidential Guardianship Status Report

GC-251

Order Prescribing Notice (Probate)

DE-200/GC-022

Post-Move Notice of Change of Residence of Conservtee or Ward (Probate — Guardianships and Conservatorships)

GC-080

Petition to Fix Residence Outside the State of California

GC-085

Order Fixing Residence Outside the State of California

GC-090

Request for Special Notice (Probate)

GC-035

Inventory and Appraisal

DE-160/GC-040

Inventory and Appraisal Attachment

DE-161/GC-041

Notice of Taking Possession or Control of an Asset of Minor or Conservatee (Probate — Guardianships and Conservatorships)

GC-050

Report of Sale and Petition for Order Confirming Sale of Real Property (Probate — Decedents' Estates and Guardianships and Conservatorships)

DE-260/GC-060

Order Confirming Sale of Real Property (Probate — Guardianships and Conservatorships)

DE-265/GC-065

Ex Parte Petition for Authority to Sell Securities and Order

DE-270/GC-070

Ex Parte Petition for Approval of Sale of Personal Property and Order

DE-275/GC-075

Proof of Personal Service of Notice of Hearing-Guardianship or Conservatorship (Probate — Guardianships and Conservatorships)

GC-020 (P)

Attachment to Notice of Hearing Proof of Service by Mail (Probate — Decedents' Estates and Guardianships and Conservatorships)

DE-120 (MA)/GC-020 (MA)

Clerk's Certificate of Posting Notice of Hearing— Guardianship or Conservatorship (Probate — Guardianships and Conservatorships)

GC-020 (C)

Notice of Opening or Changing a Guardianship or Conservatorship Account or Safe-Deposit Box (Probate — Guardianships and Conservatorships)

GC-051

Ex Parte Application for Order Authorizing Completion of Capacity Declaration—HIPAA (Probate — Guardianships and Conservatorships)

GC-333

Ex Parte Order Re Completion of Capacity Declaration-HIPAA (Probate — Guardianships and Conservatorships)

GC-334

Notice of Petition and Petition to Transfer Case Involving an Indian Child to Tribal Jurisdiction

ICWA-050

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