2005 California Probate Code Sections 1600-1602 CHAPTER 2. TERMINATION

PROBATE CODE
SECTION 1600-1602

1600.  (a) A guardianship of the person or estate or both terminates
when the ward attains majority or dies.
   (b) A guardianship of the person terminates upon the adoption of
the ward or upon the emancipation of the ward under Section7002 of
the Family Code.
1601.  Upon petition of the guardian, a parent, or the ward, the
court may make an order terminating the guardianship if the court
determines that it is in the ward's best interest to terminate the
guardianship.  Notice of the hearing on the petition shall be given
for the period and in the manner provided in Chapter 3 (commencing
with Section 1460) of Part 1.
1602.  (a) The Legislature hereby finds and declares that guardians
perform a critical and important role in the lives of minors,
frequently assuming a parental role and caring for a child when the
child's parent or parents are unable or unwilling to do so.
   (b) Upon making a determination that a guardianship should be
terminated pursuant to Section 1601, the court may consider whether
continued visitation between the ward and the guardian is in the ward'
s best interest.  As part of the order of termination, the court
shall have jurisdiction to issue an order providing for ongoing
visitation between a former guardian and his or her former minor ward
after the termination of the guardianship.  The order  granting or
denying visitation may not be modified unless the court determines,
based upon evidence presented, that there has been a significant
change of circumstances since the court issued the order and that
modification of the order is in the best interest of the child.
   (c) A copy of the visitation order shall be filed in any court
proceeding relating to custody of the minor.  If a prior order has
not been filed, and a proceeding is not pending relating to the
custody of the minor in the court of any county, the visitation order
may be used as the sole basis for opening a file in the court of the
county in which the custodial parent resides.  While a parent of the
child has custody of the child, proceedings for modification of the
visitation order shall be determined in a proceeding under the Family
Code.


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