PROBATE CODE
SECTION 1488-1490




1488.  If before January 1, 1981, an adult has in a signed writing
nominated a person to serve as guardian if a guardian is in the
future appointed for such adult, such nomination shall be deemed to
be a nomination of a conservator. This section applies whether or not
the signed writing was executed in the same manner as a witnessed
will so long as the person signing the writing had at the time the
writing was signed sufficient capacity to form an intelligent
preference.


1489.  If, before January 1, 1981, a parent or other person has in a
signed writing appointed a person to serve as the guardian of the
person or estate or both of a minor, or as the guardian of the
property the minor receives from or by designation of the person
making the appointment, such appointment shall be deemed to be a
nomination of a guardian if the requirements of Section 1500 or 1501
are satisfied and, in such case, shall be given the same effect it
would have under Section 1500 or 1501, as the case may be, if made on
or after January 1, 1981. This section applies whether or not the
signed writing is a will or deed so long as the person signing the
writing had at the time the writing was signed sufficient capacity to
form an intelligent preference.



1490.  When used in any statute of this state with reference to an
adult or to the person of a married minor, "guardian" means the
conservator of that adult or the conservator of the person in case of
the married minor.