Conservatorship and Elder Abuse Prevention (CEAP):
A joint project between Senior Citizens Legal Services and the Santa Cruz County Superior Court provides information about the conservatorship process, and elder abuse restraining orders, to assist people who do not have a lawyer and need general procedural guidance in locating and filing out court forms.
Drop-in services in Watsonville ONLY as of 1/2013.
Monday & Thursday 8:30-12:30 in the Self Help Center 1 Second Street, Rm. 301
For more information visit http://www.santacruzcourt.org
California Department of Justice:
Publishes a booklet entitled A Citizen's Guide to Preventing and Reporting Elder Abuse http://ag.ca.gov/bmfea/pdfs/citizens_guide.pdf
Central California Legal Services:
provides Information on what constitutes elder abuse and how to recognize the signs www.centralcallegal.org/abuse/abuse.html They also provide information on Elder Financial Abuse www.centralcallegal.org/abuse/elderfinancial.html
California Courts Self Help Center:
http://www.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp-seniors.htm Provides information on the duties of a conservator, the rights of the conservatee and the court process for obtaining a conservatorship.
California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform:
Has a great fact sheet on their website entitlted What You Need to Know about Probate Conservatorships in California www.canhr.org/factsheets/PDF_FactSheets/FS_Conservatorships_200601.pdf
Provides very basic explanations about the different types of conservatorships and the court conservatorship process www.calregistry.com/resources/conservatorship.htm
Santa Clara Superior Court Self Service Center:
Website provides information about probate conservatorships http://www.scscourt.org/self_help/probate/conservatorship/conservatorship_overview.shtml, LPS conservatorships http://www.scscourt.org/self_help/probate/conservatorship/conservatorship_lps.shtml, and limited conservatorships http://www.scscourt.org/self_help/probate/conservatorship/conservatorship_limited.shtml
Professional Fiduciaries Bureau's Website:
www.fiduciary.ca.gov/ Statewide registry for non-family member private fiduciaries including conservators, guardians, trustees and agents under durable powers of attorney. Provides information, license requirements, and license verfication.
Links to the Judicial Council of California forms for filing a conservatorship and an elder abuse restraining order can be found at http://www.courts.ca.gov/forms.htm