2005 California Probate Code Sections 1452-1455 CHAPTER 2. GENERAL PROVISIONS

SECTION 1452-1455

1452.  Except as otherwise specifically provided in this division,
there is no right to trial by jury in proceedings under this
1453.  A motion for a new trial may be made only in cases in which,
under the provisions of this division, a right to jury trial is
expressly granted, whether or not the case was tried by a jury.
1454.  (a) The court shall appoint a court investigator when one is
required for the purposes of a proceeding under this division.  The
person appointed as the court investigator shall be an officer or
special appointee of the court with no personal or other beneficial
interest in the proceeding.
   (b) The person appointed as the court investigator shall have the
following qualifications:
   (1) The training or experience, or both, necessary (i) to make the
investigations required under this division, (ii) to communicate
with, assess, and deal with persons who are or may be the subject of
proceedings under this division, and (iii) to perform the other
duties required of a court investigator.
   (2) A demonstrated sufficient knowledge of law so as to be able to
inform conservatees and proposed conservatees of the nature and
effect of a conservatorship proceeding and of their rights, to answer
their questions, and to inform conservators concerning their powers
and duties.
1455.  Any petition for instructions or to grant a guardian or a
conservator any power or authority under this division, which may be
filed by a guardian or conservator, may also be filed by a person who
petitions for the appointment of a guardian or conservator.

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