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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 )

Guardianship Pamphlet (6 MB) (prepared by the Judicial Council of California)

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 (ZIP, 16.2 MB) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of Siskiyou ) This chart explains the legal process of how to obtain Guardianship. This file is a zipped file in Microsoft Publisher format. You will need WinZip to unzip the file and Microsoft Publisher to view it. Click here (ZIP, 16.2 MB) for chart in Spanish.

Frequently Asked Questions about Guardianship (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of Contra Costa )

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).

Probate Guardianship Questionnaire (35 KB) (Jan. 2008). Developed for the AOC’s California Center for Judicial Education and Research (CJER).

List of all Guardianship Forms (154 KB) (Jan. 2008). Developed by the AOC’s California Center for Judicial Education and Research (CJER).

Probate Guardianship Internet Sites (28 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

Possible Alternatives to Guardianship of a Minor (56 KB) (prepared by the Ventura Courts Self-Help Legal Access Center )

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)

Guardianship of a Minor (104 KB) (prepared by the Ventura Courts Self-Help Legal Access Center )

Instructions

Guardianship of a Minor (104 KB) (prepared by the Ventura Courts Self-Help Legal Access Center )

Guardianship Filing Procedure - Spanish (25 KB) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of Ventura )

Forms and Instructions to Become a Probate Guardian (37 KB) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco )
Also available in Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Russian, and Tagalog.

Instructions for Filing for an Emergency Guardianship (Rev. 1/2007) (Prepared by the Santa Clara Superior Court Self Service Center .)

Form FL-330 Instructions (71 KB) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of Contra Costa )

Form GC-020 Instructions (132 KB) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of Contra Costa )

Form GC-110 Instructions (117 KB) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of Contra Costa )

Form GC-140 Instructions (141 KB) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of Contra Costa )

Form GC-150 Instructions (73 KB) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of Contra Costa )

Form GC-210 Instructions (141 KB) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of Contra Costa )

Form GC-211 Instructions (76 KB) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of Contra Costa )

Form GC-212 Instructions (140 KB) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of Contra Costa )

Form GC-240 Instructions (118 KB) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of Contra Costa )

Form GC-248 Instructions (85 KB) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of Contra Costa )

Form GC-250 Instructions (79 KB) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of Contra Costa )

Form GC-255 Instructions (114 KB) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of Contra Costa )

Form GC-260 Instructions (76 KB) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of Contra Costa )

Form MC-025 Instructions (41 KB) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of Contra Costa )

Telephone Triage Checklist - "I want to file for guardianship/custody of a child." (78 KB) (produced by the Superior Court of California, County of Butte)

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 )

Prisoner Locator Sheet (45 KB) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino )

Giving Notice in a Guardianship-Packet of information and Instructions (67 KB) (Jan. 2008). Developed by the AOC’s California Center for Judicial Education and Research (CJER).

Seven Ways to Find Someone (27 KB) (Jan. 2008). Developed by the AOC’s California Center for Judicial Education and Research (CJER).

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.)