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Guardianship

Written Materials


General

Alternatives to Guardianship

How to Become a Guardian

Notice

Visitation

How to End a Guardianship

Objection to Guardianship

Guardianship of the Estate

Videos

 


General

 

Information

Guardianship Formset (3 MB) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino )

Introduction to Guardianship Proceedings - Terms and Definitions (15 KB) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of Butte )

Steps to File for Guardianship (Rev. 03/2007). Prepared by the Superior Court of Fresno County .

Guardianship Intake (26 KB) (Prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of Tuolumne )

PowerPoint on Probate Guardianship of the Person - Self-Help Overview Course (PPT, 1,311 KB) (Jan. 2008). Developed by the AOC’s California Center for Judicial Education and Research (CJER).

Guardianship Quick Reference Guide (46 KB) (Jan. 2008). Developed by the AOC’s California Center for Judicial Education and Research (CJER).

Training Materials

Paralegal Manual, San Francisco Probate Court, Self-Represented Guardianship Program (7.54 MB) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco )

Guardianship Assistance Program (GAP) Training Manual (304 KB) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino )

Advanced Guardianship Training Sample Pleadings (50 KB) (Prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino )

Advanced Guardianship Training Manual (86 KB) (Prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino )


Alternatives to Guardianship

Information

What is a Caregiver's Authorization Affidavit? (70 KB) (Prepared by the San Bernardino Court Guardianship Assistance Program )

Checklist for Caregiver’s Affidavit (Rev. 12/2007) (Prepared by the San Bernardino Court Guardianship Assistance Program )

Letter to School and Medical Providers re. Caregiver’s Affidavit (Rev. 12/2007) (Prepared by the San Bernardino Court Guardianship Assistance Program )

Templates and Samples

Jurat Form - Caregiver's Authorization Affidavit (23 KB) (Prepared by the San Bernardino Court Guardianship Assistance Program )


How to Become a Guardian

Information

How to Become a Probate Guardian of a Child in San Francisco (358 KB) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco )
Also available in Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Russian, and Tagalog.

How to Become a Probate Guardian of a Child [Adapted for localization]. (Rev. 7/2003) (2 MB)

Templates and Samples

Declaration of Proposed Guardian, PGF-1 (52 KB) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco )

Background Check (284 KB) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco )


Notice

 

Information

How to Give Notice (42 KB) (prepared by the San Francisco ACCESS Center )
Also available in Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Russian, and Tagalog.

Guardianship Notification - Who, What, How & Why... (23 KB) (prepared by the Ventura Self-Help Legal Access Center )

Serving the Guardianship Papers (36 KB) (Prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of Butte )

Write a Letter to a Jail/Prison (21 KB) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino )

Templates and Samples

Request and Order to Mail Notice, PGF-2 (559 KB) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco )

Request to Excuse Notice, PGF-3 (537 KB) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco )


Visitation

Checklist for Filing a Petition for Visitation (22 KB) (Prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of Butte )

Petition for Visitation (13 KB) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara )

Visitation Order (9 KB) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara )

Petition for Visitation (Rev. 03/2008) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino ).

Order for visitation (Rev. 03/2008) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino ).


How to End a Guardianship

 

Information and Instructions

How to End a Guardianship of a Minor (Probate Court) (Rev. 1/2007) (Prepared by the Santa Clara Superior Court Self Service Center )

How to End a Guardianship (35 KB) (prepared by the San Francisco ACCESS Center )

Templates/Samples

Petition for Termination of Guardianship (15 KB) (prepared by the Ventura Courts Self-Help Legal Access Center )

Request to End Guardianship (KB) (prepared by the San Francisco ACCESS Center )


Objection to Guardianship

Objection to Guardianship (64 KB) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino )


Videos

Becoming a Guardian (prepared by the Judicial Council of California) (Contact equalaccess@jud.ca.gov to obtain a copy of this video.)