FORM GC-240 INSTRUCTIONS

ORDER APPOINTING GUARDIAN OF MINOR (GC-240)


NOTE:
You will need a copy of the English-language Judicial Council form GC-240 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 “Person” or “Estate of” and write the full name of the minor (child).
Check the box “Minor” (one child) or “Minors” (Two or more children)
For Court Use Only” – Leave blank.
Case Number” – Write in the case number.



Filling out the rest of your form

Order Appointing Guardian of Minor


This is the court order that describes the guardianship. This order can be enforced by the police or sheriff’s department—but only after the court has issued the Letters.  You can get the Letters from the court clerk.


1.

Print your name.

  1. Leave blank.

  2. Leave blank.

  3. Print your name.

  4. Leave blank.

  5. Leave blank.


THE COURT FINDS

2.

  1. Leave blank.

  2. Leave blank.


3.

Check the first box and check the box for either “person” and/or “estate.”


4.

Leave blank.


5.

Leave blank.


6.

Leave blank.


At the top of page 2, GC-240

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)

 

THE COURT ORDERS

7.

  1. Fill in the name, address, and telephone number of guardian, and the minor’s name.

  2. Leave blank.


8.

Leave blank.


9.

  1. Check  this box “Bond is not required” if this is a guardianship of the 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.


Do not sign or date this form!

The signature line should be left blank for the court clerk or judge to complete.