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Guardianship

Guardianship is a court proceeding in which a judge gives someone who is not the parent, custody of a child, or the power to manage the child's property (called "estate"), or both.

You may obtain more information about guardianship, alternatives to guardianship, duties of a guardian, becoming a guardian and ending a guardianship.

Guardianship Video

We show this helpful video to all people interested in learning more about the court process to obtain a guardianship.  Contra Costa County courts provide the videos, but apply equally as well to San Luis Obispo.

The full video is about 30 minutes.  Click here to watch the video: Guardianship Video

Instructions and Sample Forms

You may click on the following link to view instructions and a sample of completed forms: Instructions and Sample Forms