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PROBATE CODE
SECTION 2200-2203



2200.  The superior court has jurisdiction of guardianship and
conservatorship proceedings.



2201.  The proper county for the commencement of a guardianship or
conservatorship proceeding for a resident of this state is either of
the following:
   (a) The county in which the proposed ward or proposed conservatee
resides.
   (b) Such other county as may be in the best interests of the
proposed ward or proposed conservatee.



2202.  (a) The proper county for the commencement of a proceeding
for the guardianship or conservatorship of the person of a
nonresident of this state is either of the following:
   (1) The county in which the proposed ward or conservatee is
temporarily living.
   (2) Such other county as may be in the best interests of the
proposed ward or proposed conservatee.
   (b) The proper county for the commencement of a proceeding for the
guardianship or conservatorship of the estate for a nonresident of
this state is any of the following:
   (1) The county in which the proposed ward or proposed conservatee
is temporarily living.
   (2) Any county in which the proposed ward or proposed conservatee
has property.
   (3) Such other county as may be in the best interests of the
proposed ward or proposed conservatee.



2203.  (a) If proceedings for the guardianship or conservatorship of
the estate are commenced in more than one county, the guardianship
or conservatorship of the estate first granted, including a temporary
guardianship or conservatorship of the estate, governs and extends
to all the property of the ward or conservatee within this state and
the other proceeding shall be dismissed.
   (b) If proceedings for the guardianship or conservatorship of the
person are commenced in more than one county, the guardianship or
conservatorship of the person first granted, including a temporary
guardianship or conservatorship of the person, governs and the other
proceeding shall be dismissed.
   (c) If a proceeding for the guardianship or conservatorship of the
person is commenced in one county and a proceeding for the
guardianship or conservatorship of the estate is commenced in a
different county, the court first granting the guardianship or
conservatorship, whether of the person or of the estate, may find
that it is in the best interests of the ward or conservatee that the
guardianship or conservatorship of both the person and the estate be
maintained in that county or in such other county as the court shall
determine. Thereupon, the guardianship or conservatorship proceeding
in the court of the county found by the court to be in the best
interests of the ward or conservatee shall govern and shall extend to
all property of the ward or conservatee within this state, and the
other proceeding shall be dismissed.