PPR-24 R10-17 Probate Court Guardianship Questionnaire
• Copy of the legal (not hospital) birth certificate for the child, and
• Current school records for the child
Before you can act as guardian, you must have an ORDER APPOINTING GUARDIAN signed by
a Judge and LETTERS OF GUARDIANSHIP issued by the Probate Clerk’s office, located on the
floor of the B.F. Sisk Courthouse. You must fill in necessary information on the Order and
Letters and SIGN AND DATE THE LETTERS. After the Judge signs the order, you may go to
the Probate Clerk’s Office to get your copies of the Order and Letters, or you may provide a self-
addressed, stamped envelope so the copies can be mailed to you. Extra copies may be ordered
from the Probate Clerk’s office. There may be a fee.
An investigation by a Court Investigator is required prior to the establishment of the
guardianship. A Court Investigator will be contacting you before the hearing.
SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA • COUNTY OF FRESNO
Central Division, Probate Department, Room 300
1130 ‘O’ Street, Fresno, California 93724-0002
Dear Proposed Guardian of the Person of a Minor,
You are beginning a very serious legal proceeding in which the Court must determine what is in
the best interest of a child who is without proper parental care. The Court must have information
about the child, you, and your family before making its determination.
YOU MUST COMPLETE AND SUBMIT THE ATTACHED QUESTIONNAIRE WITH TWO
COPIES WHEN YOU FILE YOUR PETITION TO BE APPOINTED. A SEPARATE
QUESTIONNAIRE IS REQUIRED FOR EACH PROPOSED GUARDIAN.
The following documents must also be submitted with the petition: