Guardianship Resources
Posted by:rjf on 02/17/2015 10:32 AM

Local Agenices:
Santa Cruz Superior Court Self Help Center:
Provides help with establishing guardianships. The Self Help Center has is located at 1 Second Street, Rm. 301 Watsonville, CA 95076  This is a drop-in service. No appointments. For more information about their services and the hours of the Self Help Center visit or call 831-786-7200 option 4

Online Resources:
Caregiver's Authorization (not a formal guardianship):
Information about this process and a fillable caregiver's authorization form Also see the link below under Legal Services for Prisoners with Children.

Santa Clara Superior Court Self Service Center: Website provides information about what a probate guardianship is, and what a guardian does.

California Courts Self Help Center: provides information about alternatives to guardianship, duties of a guardian, how to become a guardian, and ending the guardianship. Also links to the necessary forms to file for a court ordered guardianship.

Legal Services for Prisoners with Children: provides a "Manual for Grandparent-Relative Caregivers and Their Advocates" which provides the basics of how guardianships work and an overview of the court process. Provides information on how to set up a guardianship in advance when the parent(s) are terminally ill.

Professional Fiduciaries Bureau's Website: Statewide registry for non-family member private fiduciaries including conservators, guardians, trustees and agents under durable powers of attorney.


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