Conservatorships/Elder Abuse Resources
Posted by:rjf on 01/28/2013 6:58 PM

Local Agencies:
Conservatorship and Elder Abuse Prevention (CEAP):

A joint project between Senior Citizens Legal Services and the Santa Cruz County Superior Court provides information about the conservatorship process, and elder abuse restraining orders, to assist people who do not have a lawyer and need general procedural guidance in locating and filing out court forms.

Drop-in services in Watsonville ONLY as of 1/2013.
Monday & Thursday 8:30-12:30 in the Self Help Center 1 Second Street, Rm. 301
For more information visit

Online Resources:

California Department of Justice:
Publishes a booklet entitled A Citizen's Guide to Preventing and Reporting Elder Abuse

Central California Legal Services:
provides Information on what constitutes elder abuse and how to recognize the signs They also provide information on Elder Financial Abuse

California Courts Self Help Center: Provides information on the duties of a conservator, the rights of the conservatee and the court process for obtaining a conservatorship.

California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform:
Has a great fact sheet on their website entitlted What You Need to Know about Probate Conservatorships in California

California Registry:
Provides very basic explanations about the different types of conservatorships and the court conservatorship process

Santa Clara Superior Court Self Service Center:
Website provides information about probate conservatorships, LPS conservatorships, and limited conservatorships

Professional Fiduciaries Bureau's Website: Statewide registry for non-family member private fiduciaries including conservators, guardians, trustees and agents under durable powers of attorney. Provides information, license requirements, and license verfication.

Links to the Judicial Council of California forms for filing a conservatorship and an elder abuse restraining order can be found at

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