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2014 California Rules of Court

Rule 7.1060. Investigations and reports by court investigators

(a) Order Appointing Court Investigator (form GC-330)

Order Appointing Court Investigator (form GC-330) is an optional form within the meaning of rule 1.35 of these rules, except as follows:

(1)A court may, by local rule, require that form GC-330 be used for orders appointing court investigators and directing them to conduct all or any of the investigations described in the form and to prepare, file, and serve copies of reports concerning those investigations. The local rule may also prescribe the form's preparation, service, and delivery to the court for execution and filing.

(2)A court may, by local rule, require that a general order, a court-prepared order, or a local form order instead of form GC-330 be used to appoint and direct the actions of court investigators concerning all or any of the investigations and reports described in form GC-330.

(b) Order Appointing Court Investigator (Review and Successor Conservator Investigations) (form GC-331)

Order Appointing Court Investigator (Review and Successor Conservator Investigations) (form GC-331) is an optional form within the meaning of rule 1.35 of these rules, except as follows:

(1)A court may, by local rule, require that form GC-331 be used for orders appointing court investigators and directing them to conduct all or any of the review investigations under Probate Code sections 1850 and 1851 or investigations concerning the appointment of successor conservators under Probate Code sections 2684 and 2686 described in the form and to prepare, file, and serve copies of reports concerning those investigations. Form GC-331 is to be prepared by the court only.

(2)A court may, by local rule, require that a general order, a court-prepared order, or a local form order instead of form GC-331 be used to appoint and direct the actions of court investigators concerning all or any of the investigations and reports described in form GC-331.

(c) Order Setting Biennial Review Investigation and Directing Status Report Before Review (form GC-332)

Order Setting Biennial Review Investigation and Directing Status Report Before Review (form GC-332) is an optional form within the meaning of rule 1.35 of these rules, except as follows:

(1)A court may, by local rule, require that form GC-332 be used for orders setting biennial review investigations and directing status reports under Probate Code section 1850(a)(2). Form GC-332 is to be prepared by the court only.

(2)A court may, by local rule, require that a general order, a court-prepared order, or a local form order instead of form GC-332 be used concerning the matters described in form GC-332.

Rule 7.1060 adopted effective January 1, 2011.

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