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FORM GC-140 INSTRUCTIONS

ORDER APPOINTING TEMPORARY GUARDIAN
OR CONSERVATOR (GC-140)

NOTE:
You will need a copy of the English-language Judicial Council form GC-140 to follow these instructions. Also:

 



Filling out the Caption on your form

 

Attorney or Party without Attorney” - if you do not have an attorney, fill in your name, address, and telephone number.

If you would like the court to communicate with you by fax or email, you may give them that contact information, but you do not have to.

Attorney For (Name)” – if you do not have an attorney, write “self represented.”

SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF” – write the name of the County where you are filing your case. Click here for location of courts.
Check the box “Guardianship” and either “Person” or “Estate” - write in the full name of the minor (child) Check the box “Minor”.
Check the box “Guardian”.
For Court Use Only” – Leave blank.
Case Number” – Write in the case number.

 



Filling out the rest of your form

Order Appointing Temporary Guardian or Conservator



DO NOT SIGN THIS FORM

The judge will sign this form if he or she approves the temporary guardianship.


1. Petition for appointment of a temporary...

Check the box for “guardian.”

  1. Leave blank.
  2. Write “Ex parte” next to “hearing date.”
  3. Check the box for “petitioner” and write your name.
  4. Leave blank.


2. THE COURT FINDS

  1. Leave blank.
  2. Leave blank.


3.

Check the following boxes:

  1. 1st box “It is necessary…”,
  2. 2nd box “guardian”,
  3. 4th box “provide for temporary”,
  4. 6th box “pending the hearing…”, and
  5. 7th box “guardian”.


4.

Leave blank.


5.

Leave blank.


6.

Leave blank.


At the top of page 2, GC-140

  Fill out the caption boxes as follows:
“Check the box “Guardianship“ - and write in the child’s full name. Check the “minor” box.
Case Number: Write in the case number. (the same number as on page 1)



7. THE COURT ORDERS

  1. Write your name and the address and telephone number where you live now. Check the “guardian” box after “is appointed temporary” and write the child’s name, or the names of all the children if there is more than one child.
  2. Leave blank.


8.

Leave blank.


9.

  1. Check this box if guardian of person only.
  2. Leave blank.
  3. Leave blank.
  4. Leave blank.


10.

Leave blank.


11.

Leave blank.


12.

Leave blank.


13.

Leave blank.


14.

Leave blank.


15.

Leave blank.


16.

Leave blank.


17.

Leave blank.