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Documents Required When Filing A Guardianship

Initial Petition/Documents

Important: On initial filings of PERSON OR PERSON & ESTATE only - please provide 3 copies. The clerk will retain the Original and 1 copy of every document (copies are sent to the Court Investigator and one for your records).

Upon Appointment

Subsequent Filings - Estates

Subsequent Filings - Person

Temporary Guardianship or Conservatorship

All initial petition documents must be filed with the request for temporary conservatorship or guardianship.

Ex Parte Petitions for Temporary Guardianship or Conservatorship are granted only in Redwood City at The Hall of Justice 400 County Center. The case is reviewed by the Court Investigator's Office between the hours of 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. prior to presenting the Order to the Judge for approval. Petitioners' are encouraged to make an appointment with their office at (650) 261-5068.

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