Guardianship of the Person

Starting the Guardianship process can be overwhelming and confusing, but we are here to help. We recommend you follow-up with the Self-Help Center office to review your paperwork. If you need help or have questions we are here M-F from 8:30-4:00 and can be reached at (530) 532-7015.

In partnership with the California Judicial Council and Law Help Interactive, we are pleased to provide you with the links below to begin preparing your own legal documents online.  We strongly recommend that you create an account to begin completing the paperwork so you do not lose the work that you have started.

  • Guardianship Petition

    Guardianship is a court process to allow a person other than a parent to have custody of a child.  A guardian is an adult the court has given legal authority and responsibility to care for a child. This program will assist you in filling out the required forms to petition for guardianship for up to five children. Have questions? We are here M-F from 8:30-4:00 to answer your questions (530) 532-7015.

  • Fee Waiver for Guardianship

    This application will help you determine if you are eligible to receive a fee waiver for the filing fee in a guardianship case. Have questions? We are here M-F from 8:30-4:00 to answer your questions (530) 532-7015.