Self-Help Center


Instructions.pdf

​     Detailed instructions on how to complete the forms, number of copies needed, how to file at the court, and arrange for service on all required parties.
​      If you are seeking guardianship of a Native American child, pay special attention to pages 10-12 in the Instructions regarding your obligation to comply with the Indian Child Welfare Act ("ICWA") requirements.​​

     There are video instructions at:

      https://www.courts.ca.gov/1212.htm