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Where can I get help with guardianship?

You have to petition the court for guardianship. If you cannot afford an attorney to help with this process, there is a Guardianship Pro Per Assistance Program in many courthouses. The volunteers at this program can answer many questions, and help you fill out the proper forms.There are numerous guardianship clinics around the court to help you. Please contact your local courthouse for the nearest clinic, their location and hours.

Guardianship Clinic Court Location Hours
Guardianships Stanley Mosk Courthouse
Room 230, 2nd floor
Mon - Wed
9:30am – 3:30pm
On a first-come, first-served basis.
Arrive by 9:00am
South Central District (There may also be help during the guardianship calendar) Compton Courthouse
Self-Help Center
9:30am - 11:30am
South District Guardianship Assistance Long Beach Courthouse
Law Library
2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month
10:00am - 12:00pm
Southwest District Guardianship Assistance Torrance Courthouse
Self-help room
8:30am - 12:00pm
East District Guardianship Assistance Pomona Courthouse South
Self-help room
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Northwest District Guardianship Assistance Van Nuys Courthouse East
9:30am - 12:00pm

Individuals do not need a Guardianship packet from the forms window if attending the clinic in the Central District.

The Guardianship clinics do not act as your attorney and will not represent you.

For Probate court locations and contact phone numbers, go to Probate Locations.

For more information about guardianship, go to the California Courts website.

For more information about guardianship assistance programs, go to Probate Guardianship/Conservatorship Information.

For a list of Los Angeles Superior Court Guardianship forms, go to Probate Forms.

For a list of Judicial Counsel Guardianship forms, go to the California Courts website.
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