Sample Codes & Ordinances

Sample Adult Guardianship Code

This Code is available, free of charge, to any tribe who would like a copy.  The sample draft Code will need to be tailored to each tribe’s individual needs. The comments throughout the Code which are highlighted are areas that a tribe may need to consider before adopting the Code although there is no requirement to do so.  Note of caution, the Code was drafted in anticipation that a Guardianship Order issued under the Code may require state court recognition and as such CILS was mindful to include certain language from the California Probate Code to aid in the recognition process. If a tribe makes significant modifications to the Code, it may impact a state court’s recognition of an Order under the modified Code. If you have further questions please contact the CILS office in your area.