2020 California Code
Probate Code - PROB
DIVISION 4 - GUARDIANSHIP, CONSERVATORSHIP, AND OTHER PROTECTIVE PROCEEDINGS
PART 3 - CONSERVATORSHIP
CHAPTER 3 - Termination
(a) A limited conservatorship continues until the authority of the conservator is terminated by one of the following:
(1) The death of the limited conservator.
(2) The death of the limited conservatee.
(3) By an order appointing a conservator of the former limited conservatee.
(4) By an order of the court stating that the limited conservatorship is no longer necessary for the limited conservatee and terminating the limited conservatorship.
(b) A petition for the termination of a limited conservatorship may be filed by any of the following:
(1) The limited conservator.
(2) The limited conservatee.
(3) Any relative or friend of the limited conservatee.
(c) The petition shall state facts showing that the limited conservatorship is no longer required.
(d) The petition shall be set for hearing and notice thereof shall be given to the persons in the same manner as provided for a petition for the appointment of a limited conservator. The limited conservator in such case, if he or she is not the petitioner or has not joined in the petition, shall be served with a notice of the time and place of the hearing accompanied by a copy of the petition at least five days prior to the hearing. Such service shall be made in the same manner provided for in Section 415.10 or 415.30 of the Code of Civil Procedure or in such other manner as may be authorized by the court. If the limited conservator cannot, with reasonable diligence, be so served with notice, the court may dispense with notice.
(e) The limited conservator or any relative or friend of the limited conservatee may appear and oppose the petition. The court shall hear and determine the matter according to the laws and procedures relating to the trial of civil actions, including trial by jury if demanded. If it is determined that the limited conservatorship is no longer required, the limited conservatorship shall cease. If the petition alleges and if it is determined that the limited conservatee is able to properly care for himself or herself and for his or her property, the court shall make such finding and enter judgment accordingly. The limited conservator may at the hearing, or thereafter on further notice and hearing, be discharged and his or her bond exonerated upon the settlement and approval of the final account by the court.
(Enacted by Stats. 1990, Ch. 79.)