2010 California Code
Article 2. Change Of Venue
2210. As used in this article: (a) "Guardian or conservator" includes a proposed guardian or proposed conservator. (b) "Ward or conservatee" includes a proposed ward or proposed conservatee. 2211. The court in which a guardianship or conservatorship proceeding is pending may, upon petition therefor, transfer the proceeding to another county within this state. 2212. The petition for transfer may be filed only by one or more of the following: (a) The guardian or conservator. (b) The ward or conservatee. (c) The spouse of the ward or the spouse or domestic partner of the conservatee. (d) A relative or friend of the ward or conservatee. (e) Any other interested person. 2213. The petition for transfer shall set forth all of the following: (a) The county to which the proceeding is to be transferred. (b) The name and address of the ward or conservatee. (c) A brief description of the character, value, and location of the property of the ward or conservatee. (d) The reasons for the transfer. (e) The names and addresses, so far as they are known to the petitioner, of the spouse and of the relatives of the ward within the second degree, or of the spouse or domestic partner and of the relatives of the conservatee within the second degree. (f) The name and address of the guardian or conservator if other than the petitioner. 2214. Notice of the hearing shall be given for the period and in the manner provided in Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 1460) of Part 1. In addition, the petitioner shall mail a notice of the time and place of the hearing and a copy of the petition to all persons required to be listed in the petition at least 15 days before the date set for the hearing. 2215. (a) Any of the following persons may appear at the hearing to support or oppose the petition and may file written objections to the petition: (1) Any person required to be listed in the petition. (2) Any creditor of the ward or conservatee or of the estate. (3) Any other interested person. (b) (1) If the court determines that the transfer requested in the petition will be for the best interests of the ward or conservatee, it shall make an order transferring the proceeding to the other county. (2) In those cases in which the court has approved a change of residence of the conservatee, it shall be presumed to be in the best interests of the conservatee to transfer the proceedings if the ward or conservatee has moved his or her residence to another county within the state in which any person set forth in subdivision (b) of Section 1821 also resides. The presumption that the transfer is in the best interests of the ward or conservatee, may be rebutted by clear and convincing evidence that the transfer will harm the ward or conservatee. 2216. (a) Upon the order of transfer, the clerk shall transmit to the clerk of the court to which the proceeding is transferred a certified or exemplified copy of the order, together with all papers in the proceeding on file with the clerk. (b) The clerk of the court from which the removal is made shall receive no fee therefor but shall be paid out of the estate all expenses incurred by the clerk in the removal. The clerk of the court to which the proceeding is transferred is entitled to such fees as are payable on the filing of a like original proceeding. 2217. (a) When an order has been made transferring venue to another county, the court transferring the matter shall set a hearing within two months to confirm receipt of the notification described in subdivision (b). If the notification has not been made, the transferring court shall make reasonable inquiry into the status of the matter. (b) When a court receives the file of a transferred guardianship or conservatorship, the court: (1) Shall send written notification of the receipt to the court that transferred the matter. (2) Shall take proper action pursuant to ensure compliance by the guardian or conservator with the matters provided in Section 1456.5. (3) If the case is a conservatorship, may conduct a review, including an investigation, as described in Sections 1851 to 1853, inclusive.
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