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.
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