New Resources At ACLL – Guides to Guardianship

News Resources at ACLL – By Xequina Berber

New resources for library patrons are A Guide to Guardianship and Overview of Forms.  These short videos are intended for use by pro per patrons and anyone else who would like a brief orientation to guardianship. They were produced by the Superior Court of California in conjunction with the Administrative Office of JudicialCouncilCSeal2955_bluethe Courts and several California counties, but can be used by anyone in California. The CDs are available for check-out only in Hayward but can be also viewed on a computer at our Oakland location.

A Guide to Guardianship

This video guide will give a brief overview to patrons considering guardianship of children whose parents are unable to care for them. General information about guardianship is covered in two chapters; court clerks and a citizen familiar with the process describe the steps.  The citizen cautions that it’s a complicated, time-consuming process. Also covered is brief explanation of the proof of service. Similar information is given on the courts’ website, and does not constitute legal advice. (English only, 13 minutes)

Overview of Forms

Following A Guide to Guardianship is An Overview of (Guardianship) Forms.  This section gives general information on what forms are needed to file for guardianship and temporary guardianship. It also tells when they must be filed and discusses court filing costs. Also included is information on the Fee Waiver packet, which if needed, should be filed with the guardianship forms. (English only, 7 minutes)


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