Conservatorships/Elder Abuse Resources
Posted by:rjf on 09/04/2014 9:41 AM

Local Agencies:

Santa Cruz Superior Court Self Help Center:
Provides information about the Conservatorship process and Elder Abuse. Visit the Self Help Center at their location in the Watsonville Courthouse during their open hours. For their hours visit their website

Senior Citizens Legal Services:
Provides assistance with Conservatorship and Elder Abuse. Visit their site at to find out more about available services.

Online Resources:
California Department of Justice:

Publishes a booklet entitled A Citizen's Guide to Preventing and Reporting Elder Abuse

Central California Legal Services:
provides Information on what constitutes elder abuse and how to recognize the signs They also provide information on Elder Financial Abuse

California Courts Self Help Center: 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

California Registry:
Provides very basic explanations about the different types of conservatorships and the court conservatorship process

Santa Clara Superior Court Self Service Center:
Website provides information about probate conservatorships, LPS conservatorships, and limited conservatorships

Professional Fiduciaries Bureau's Website: 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

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