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GC-020 Notice of Hearing Guardianship or Conservatorship



This form is used to notify people that the court will hold public hearings to establish a conservatorship, establish rights to be retained by the proposed conservatee or given to the proposed conservator(s), approve a conservator’s accountings, and hear objections. This form cannot be sent out until the date of the hearing for conservatorship is set by the Clerk of Court. You bring it in with the initial GC-310 Petition for Appointment of Probate Conservator and they will stamp it with date and department line 4a, page 1, GC-020. You will file this form GC-020 after the people have been served.

While proposed conservators can complete this form, make copies, address envelopes, you must find someone over the age of 18 that can serve GC-020 Notice of Hearing Guardianship or Conservatorship by placing a copy of GC-020 in an envelope addressed to the people listed in the notice and mailing it with the United States Postal Service. The person doing this action must not have an interest in the conservatorship of the proposed conservatee. Neighbors and friends are fine. Relatives, doctors and nurses of the proposed conservatee are not. You want a neutral person.

The serving of this notice can be done in person but the server must use GC-020(P). It must be signed by each person who performs the in person service and attached to the GC-020 Notice of Hearing Guardianship or Conservatorship that is submitted to the Clerk of Court.

This notice must be filed with the Clerk of Court 15 days before the scheduled hearing date.

Form Links

Filled in Example GC-020 Form

Filled in Example GC-020(MA) Form

Filled in Example GC-020(P) Form

- You can edit it to your situation print, and file it at your local California Superior Court. The form is the same as the one you can get from a California Superior Court Website.

Blank GC-020 Form

Blank GC-020(MA) Form

Blank GC-020(P) Form

http://www.courts.ca.gov/forms.htm?filter=GC California Probate Conservatorship Complete List Downloadable

Content

The each page notes are below the respective image of the form page.

GC-020 Form Page 1 Notes

GC-020 Form Page 2 Notes

GC-020(MA) Form Example

GC-020(P) Form Example

GC-020 Form in HTML so it can be Translated

GC-020(MA) Form in HTML so it can be Translated

GC-020(P) Form in HTML so it can be Translated

GC-020 Notice of Conservatorship page 1

Page 1 Notes:

First box Name: If two people are applying to be conservators, first and last name of each person should be written down even if both share the same last name.

Address, Telephone, E-mail Optional.

In Attorney for (name): Petitioners, in Pro Per Second box Superior Court of California, County of the- is the county you are filing the petition in.

Branch Name: Probate (could be different in other states)

1. Notice is given that (name): Same as the name(s) appearing in first box

4. Make sure to fill in Date, Time and place.

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GC-020 Notice of Conservatorship page 2

Page 2 Notes:

People that should receive the notice (Probate Code §1460 (b)(1-4)):

The relatives are second degree relatives: grandparents, sisters and brothers.

This form is to be signed by the person who did the mail service. The form can be submitted to the Clerk of Court by this person or by the proposed conservator.

Probate Codes relevant to this form:

Probate Code 1220.


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PROBATE CODE

SECTION 1460-1469

1460. 1460.1. Not with standing any other provision of this division, no notice is required to be given to any child under the age of 12 years if the court determines either of the following: The part of this section of the Probate Code deals with children that are part of an Indian Tribe (1460.2) or if the conservatee is in a State Hospital (1461) and can be found here:

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=prob&group=01001-02000&file=1460-1469

I do not include it because only a small portion of cases are affected by this part of the Probate Code and it is long.

1461.4. 1461.5. Deals with notice of the time and place of hearing on a petition if money is received from the Veterans Administration. Use the above link to read.

1467. If service is made by mail pursuant to this division in the manner authorized in Section 415.30 of the Code of Civil Procedure, the service is complete on the date a written acknowledgment of receipt is executed.

1469. Where a provision of this division applies the provisions of this code applicable to personal representatives to proceedings under this division, a reference to Section 1220 in the provisions applicable to personal representatives shall be deemed to be a reference to this chapter.

Under Probate Code §2700, interested parties may request special notice of petitions filed in the guardianship or conservatorship proceeding, inventories and appraisals of property in the estate, accounts of the guardian or conservator, and proceedings for the final termination of the guardianship or conservatorship proceeding.

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GC-020(MA) Example

No Notes Self Explanatory GC-020(MA) Notice of Conservatorship Notice of Hearing Proof of Service by Mail
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GC-020(P) Example

No Notes Self Explanatory
GC-020(P) Proof of Personal Service of Hearing Guardianship or Conservatorship

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GC-020 Form in HTML so it can be Translated

The GC-020 form is reproduced here in html so that it can easily be translated into multiple languages. You can not use this form to submit to court in any language. You have to use the GC-020 pdf form and English.

GC-020

 ATTORNEY OR PARTY WITHOUT ATTORNEY (Name, State Bar
 number, and address):

 NAME: John Doe & Jane Doe
 FIRM NAME:
 STREET ADDRESS: 1234 ABC Street
 CITY: San Francisco           STATE: CA           ZIP CODE: 94102
 TELEPHONE NO.: 415-123-4567          FAX NO.:
 E-MAIL ADDRESS: info@raisingautism.net
 ATTORNEY FOR (name): Petitioners, In Pro Per
 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF
 San Francisco
 STREET ADDRESS: 400 MCALLISTER STREET
 MAILING ADDRESS: 400 MCALLISTER STREET
 CITY AND ZIP CODE: SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102
 BRANCH NAME: PROBATE
 small form box GUARDIANSHIP small form box check CONSERVATORSHIP OF THE small form box PERSON   small form box ESTATE OF (name): Terry Morgan Doe

small form box MINOR small form box check (PROPOSED) CONSERVATEE

 NOTICE OF HEARING--GUARDIANSHIP OR CONSERVATORSHIP

 FOR COURT USE ONLY






















 CASE NUMBER:

        PCN-16-123456

 
This notice is required by law.
This notice does not require you to appear in court, but you may attend the hearing if you wish.

1.   NOTICE is given that (name):  John Doe & Jane Doe
      (representative capacity, if any):
      has filed (specify):

      Petition for Appointment of Probate Conservator of the Person of Terry Morgan Doe



2.   You may refer to documents on file in this proceeding for more information. (Some documents filed with the court
      are confidential.Under some circumstances you or your attorney may be able to see or receive copies of
      confidential documents if you file papers in the proceeding or apply to the court.)


3.    small form box The petition includes an application for the independent exercise of powers by a guardian or conservator under
           small form box Probate Code section 2108 small form box Probate Code section 2590.
           Powers requested are   small form box  specified below   small form box  specified in Attachment 3.






4.    A HEARING on the matter will be held as follows:

a.   Date:                         Time:                        small form box check   Dept.:                       small form box   Room:

b.    Address of court  small form box check   same as noted above  small form box  is (specify):




Hearing Assistance SymbolAssistive listening systems, computer-assisted real-time captioning, or sign language interpreter services are available upon request if at least 5 days notice is provided. Contact the clerk's office for Request for Accommodations by Persons with Disabilities and Order (form MC-410). (Civil Code section 54.8.)

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Form Adopted for Mandatory Use
Judicial Council of California
GC-020 [Rev. July 1, 2005]
NOTICE OF HEARING--GUARDIANSHIP OR CONSERVATORSHIP
(Probate—Guardianships and Conservatorships)

Probate Code, §§ 1264,
1460-1469, 1511, 1822
www.courts.ca.gov

 




GC-020
  small form box GUARDIANSHIP  small form box check CONSERVATORSHIP OF THE small form box check Person small form box Estate
  OF (name): Terry Morgan Doe

small form box MINOR small form box check (PROPOSED) CONSERVATEE   

  CASE NUMBER:

        PCN-16-123456

 
NOTE: *
  A copy of this Notice of Hearing—Guardianship or Conservatorship ("Notice") must be "served" on—delivered to—each person who has the right under the law to be notified of the date, time, place, and purpose of a court hearing in a guardianship or conservatorship. Copies of this Notice may be served by mail in most situations. In a guardianship, however, copies of this Notice must sometimes be personally served on certain persons; and copies of this Notice may be personally served instead of served by mail in both guardianships and conservatorships. The petitioner (the person who requested the court hearing) may not personally perform either service by mail or personal service, but must show the court that copies of this Notice have been served in a way the law allows. The petitioner does this by arranging for someone else to perform the service and complete and sign a proof of service,which the petitioner then files with the original Notice.
  This page contains a proof of service that may be used only to show service by mail. To show personal service, each person who performs the service must complete and sign a proof of personal service, and each signed copy of that proof of service must be attached to this Notice when it is filed with the court.. You may use form GC-020(P) to show personal service of this Notice.

* (This Note replaces the clerk's certificate of posting on prior versions of this form. If notice by posting is desired,
   attach a copy of form GC-020(C)
, Clerk's Certificate of Posting Notice of Hearing—Guardianship or Conservatorship.
    (See Prob. Code, § 2543(c).)

PROOF OF SERVICE BY MAIL

1. I am over the age of 18 and not a party to this cause. I am a resident of or employed in the county where the mailing occurred.
2. My residence or business address is (specify):

    Needs to be filled. The mailings need to be done by someone over 18 that is not a party to this cause

3. I served the foregoing Notice of Hearing—Guardianship or Conservatorship on each person named below by enclosing a copy
    in an envelope addressed as shown below AND

   a. small form box depositing the sealed envelope with the United States Postal Service on the date and at the place shown in item 4 with
           the postage fully prepaid.
   b. small form box check placing the envelope for collection and mailing on the date and at the place shown in item 4 following our ordinary business
          practices. I am readily familiar with this business's practice for collecting and processing correspondence for mailing. On the
          same day that correspondence is placed for collection and mailing, it is deposited in the ordinary course of business with the
          United States Postal Service in a sealed envelope with postage fully prepaid.

4.   a.  Date mailed: 2/6/2016     b.    Place mailed (city, state):   San Francisco, CA

5. small form box check I served with the Notice of Hearing—Guardianship or Conservatorship a copy of the petition or other document referred
          to in the Notice.

I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that the foregoing is true and correct.

Date:    2/6/2016

           John Server signature arrow
(TYPE OR PRINT NAME OF PERSON COMPLETING THIS FORM)   (SIGNATURE OF PERSON COMPLETING THIS FORM)  

NAME AND ADDRESS OF EACH PERSON TO WHOM NOTICE WAS MAILED

Name of person served Address (number, street, city, state, and zip code)

1.       John Doe 1234 ABC Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

2.       Jane Doe 1234 ABC Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

3.       Director First Last Name
Golden Gate Regional Center
1355 MarketStreet, Suite 220
San Francisco, CA 94103

4.       Terry Morgan Doe 1234 ABC Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

small form box check Continued on an attachment. (You may use form DE-120(MA)/GC-020(MA) to show additional persons served.)
GC-020 [Rev. July 1, 2005]
NOTICE OF HEARING--GUARDIANSHIP OR CONSERVATORSHIP
(Probate—Guardianships and Conservatorships)

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GC-020(MA) Form in HTML so it can be Translated

The GC-020(MA) form is reproduced here in html so that it can easily be translated into multiple languages. You can not use this form to submit to court in any language. You have to use the GC-020(MA) pdf form and English.

DE-120(MA)/GC-020(MA)
  small form box GUARDIANSHIP  small form box check CONSERVATORSHIP OF THE small form box check Person small form box Estate
  OF (name): Terry Morgan Doe

small form box MINOR small form box check (PROPOSED) CONSERVATEE   

  CASE NUMBER:

        PCN-16-1234567

 
ATTACHMENT TO NOTICE OF HEARING PROOF OF SERVICE BY MAIL

(This Attachment is for use with forms DE-120 and GC-020.)

NAME AND ADDRESS OF EACH PERSON TO WHOM NOTICE WAS MAILED

No. Name of person served Address (number, street, city, state, and zip code)

1.       Grandma Doe 128 1st Street
New Orleans, LA 70126

         
 

         
 

         
 

         
 

         
 

         
 

         
 

         
 

         
 

         
 

         
 

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Form Approved for Opitional Use
Judicial Council of California
DE-120(MA)GC-020(MA)
[New July 1, 2005]
ATTACHMENT TO NOTICE OF HEARING PROOF OF SERVICE BY MAIL
(Probate—Decedant's Estates and Guardianships and Conservatorships)

www.courts.ca.gov

 






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GC-020(P) Form in HTML so it can be Translated

The GC-020(P) form is reproduced here in html so that it can easily be translated into multiple languages. You can not use this form to submit to court in any language. You have to use the GC-020(P) pdf form and English.

GC-020(P)
  small form box GUARDIANSHIP  small form box check CONSERVATORSHIP OF THE small form box check Person small form box Estate
  OF (name): Terry Morgan Doe

small form box MINOR small form box check (PROPOSED) CONSERVATEE   

  CASE NUMBER:

   PCN-16-123456

 
PROOF OF PERSONAL SERVICE OF NOTICE OF HEARING—GUARDIANSHIP OR CONSERVATORSHIP
(Attach a separate completed and signed copy of this form or other proof of personal service to Notice of
Hearing—Guardianship or Conservatorship for each person who personally served a copy of the Notice.)
1.  I am over the age of 18 and not a party to this cause.
2.  I served the attached Notice of Hearing—Guardianship or Conservatorship by personally delivering a copy to each person listed
     below at the address and on the date and time indicated below.

3.  small form box check  I served with the attached Notice of Hearing—Guardianship or Conservatorship a copy of the petition or other           document referred to in the Notice.
4.  small form box  I served with the attached Notice of Hearing—Guardianship or Conservatorship copies of the following documents (specify):




          small form box  Continued on Attachment 4.

5.  I am (check all that apply):
     a.  small form box check  not a registered California process server.
     b.  small form box  a California sheriff or marshal.
     c.  small form box  a registered California process server.
     d.  small form box  an employee or independent contractor of a registered California process server.
     e.  small form box  exempt from registration (Bus. & Prof. Code, § 22350(b)).
6.  My name, address, telephone number, and, if applicable, county of registration and number, are (specify):
     John Server
     78 XYZ Street
     San Francisco, CA 94102
NAME AND ADDRESS OF EACH PERSON SERVED, ADDRESSES WHERE SERVED, AND DATE AND TIME SERVICE WAS MADE

    Name Address where served(number, street, city, state, and zip code)

1.     Terry Morgan Doe 1234 ABC Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

2.        
 

3.        
 

4.        
 
Date and time service made

Date: 1-31-2016             
Time: 12:05 PM               
Date:                              
Time:                              

Date:                              
Time:                              

Date:                              
Time:                              
 

      

       small form box  List of names and addresses of persons personally served by the undersigned continued on an attachment.
            (You may use Attachment to Notice of Hearing Proof of Personal Service, form DE-120(PA)/GC-020(PA), for this purpose.)


I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the
State of California that the foregoing is true and correct.
(For California sheriff or marshal use only)
I certify that the foregoing is true and correct

Date:  
Date:  

signature arrow signature arrow
                                   (SIGNATURE)                                                     (SIGNATURE)                                         

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Form Approved for Opitional Use
Judicial Council of California
GC-020(P) [New July 1, 2005]
PROOF OF PERSONAL SERVICE OF NOTICE OF HEARING--GUARDIANSHIP OR CONSERVATORSHIP
(Probate—Guardianships and Conservatorships)

Probate Code, §§ 1216, 1264,
1460-1469, 1511, 1822
www.courts.ca.gov



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