California Probate Code

Sec. § 2250.6


(a)

Regardless of whether the proposed temporary conservatee attends the hearing, the court investigator shall do all of the following prior to the hearing, unless it is not feasible to do so, in which case the court investigator shall comply with the requirements set forth in subdivision (b):

(1)

Interview the proposed conservatee personally. The court investigator also shall do all of the following:

(A)

Interview the petitioner and the proposed conservator, if different from the petitioner.

(B)

To the greatest extent possible, interview the proposed conservatee’s spouse or registered domestic partner, relatives within the first degree, neighbors and, if known, close friends.

(C)

To the extent possible, interview the proposed conservatee’s relatives within the second degree as set forth in subdivision (b) of Section 1821 before the hearing.

(2)

Inform the proposed conservatee of the contents of the citation, of the nature, purpose, and effect of the temporary conservatorship, and of the right of the proposed conservatee to oppose the proceeding, to attend the hearing, to have the matter of the establishment of the conservatorship tried by jury, to be represented by legal counsel if the proposed conservatee so chooses, and to have legal counsel appointed by the court if unable to retain legal counsel.

(3)

Determine whether it appears that the proposed conservatee is unable to attend the hearing and, if able to attend, whether the proposed conservatee is willing to attend the hearing.

(4)

Determine whether the proposed conservatee wishes to contest the establishment of the conservatorship.

(5)

Determine whether the proposed conservatee objects to the proposed conservator or prefers another person to act as conservator.

(6)

Report to the court, in writing, concerning all of the foregoing.

(b)

If not feasible before the hearing, the court investigator shall do all of the following within two court days after the hearing:

(1)

Interview the conservatee personally. The court investigator also shall do all of the following:

(A)

Interview the petitioner and the proposed conservator, if different from the petitioner.

(B)

To the greatest extent possible, interview the proposed conservatee’s spouse or registered domestic partner, relatives within the first degree, neighbors and, if known, close friends.

(C)

To the extent possible, interview the proposed conservatee’s relatives within the second degree as set forth in subdivision (b) of Section 1821.

(2)

Inform the conservatee of the nature, purpose, and effect of the temporary conservatorship, as well as the right of the conservatee to oppose the proposed general conservatorship, to attend the hearing, to have the matter of the establishment of the conservatorship tried by jury, to be represented by legal counsel if the proposed conservatee so chooses, and to have legal counsel appointed by the court if unable to retain legal counsel.

(c)

If the investigator does not visit the conservatee until after the hearing at which a temporary conservator was appointed, and the conservatee objects to the appointment of the temporary conservator, or requests an attorney, the court investigator shall report this information promptly, and in no event more than three court days later, to the court. Upon receipt of that information, the court may proceed with appointment of an attorney as provided in Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 1470) of Part 1.

(d)

If it appears to the court investigator that the temporary conservatorship is inappropriate, the court investigator shall immediately, and in no event more than two court days later, provide a written report to the court so the court can consider taking appropriate action on its own motion.

(e)

A superior court shall not be required to perform any duties imposed by this section until the Legislature makes an appropriation identified for this purpose.
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