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You would be able here to intervene with your own lawyer if you are wanting guardianship as well.You have equal priority.You would need your own lawyer to protect your rights.They have to notice you because you have equal priority to seek guardianship or legal custody of the grand kids under California law.
You would have to litigate it in California where guardianship has been filed.You have rights here too if you want to challenge.
here are 2 types of probate guardianship:
Guardianship of the person
In a guardianship of the person, the guardian has the same responsibilities to care for the child as a parent would. That means the guardian has full legal and physical custody of the child and can make all the decisions about the physical care of the child that a parent would make. A guardian can be anyone: relatives, friends of the family, or other people suitable to raise the child can ask to be legal guardians.
The guardian is responsible for the child's care, including the child's:
The guardian is also be responsible for supervision of the child and may be liable for any intentional damage the child may cause.
Guardianship of the estate
A guardianship of the estate is set up to manage a child's income, money, or other property until the child turns 18. A child may need a guardian of the estate if he or she inherits money or assets. In most cases, the court appoints the surviving parent to be the guardian of the child's estate.
In some cases the same person can be the guardian of the person and of the estate. In other cases, the court will appoint 2 different people.
The guardian of the estate must:
A guardianship of the estate is created to manage a child's property.It is needed when:
A guardianship of the estate is not needed when:
If you cannot afford a lawyer you can file your own application and serve them
Filing a case to become a guardian
Fill out your forms Fill out:
If you are seeking to become a guardian, you must read the Guardianship Pamphlet (Form GC-205). You can use Forms You Need to Ask the Court to Appoint a Guardian of the Person (Form GC-505) for information on the process of filing for guardianship.
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