Probate / Guardianship / Conservatorship Cases
- Probate of wills, trusts, and estates - Probate is the court-supervised process by which someone's assets are distributed and debts are paid after their death.
- Conservatorship - A judge will appoint a conservator when they determine through a court process that a person cannot take care of themselves or their finances. Click here for a schedule of Conservatorship workshop.
- Guardianship - The judge gives someone that is not the child's parent custody of the child or the right to control the child's property, or both. Click here for a schedule of workshops on Guardianship of the Person.
The Probate Facilitator is an attorney employed by the Court to assist parties who are representing themselves with procedural information in cases involving guardianship of the person. The Probate Facilitator conducts workshops and can also be reached by telephone at: (925) 608-2066.
Senior Self Help Clinic
Senior Self Help Services, a non-profit based in Richmond, offers assistance to persons over the age of 60 who are victims of all types of abuse, including: physical, financial, mental, emotional and psychological. Drop-in hours are available Tuesday (excluding Court Holidays) from 9 am until 12 noon at the Spinetta Family Law Center.
- Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Program
- Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT), sometimes called "Laura’s Law"
- Tentative Rulings
- Where to file your probate, conservatorship or guardianship case
- Ex Parte Hours and Locations
- Court filing fees and costs