Family Law: Ex Parte Applications

Submit your application here:
Spinetta Family Law Center
751 Pine Street, Martinez, CA 94553
Window #10
Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

For cases assigned to Pittsburg Court ONLY:
Pittsburg Courthouse
1000 Center Drive, Pittsburg, CA 94565
Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Closed noon to 1:00 pm

Notice Requirements

  • By mail, facsimile, or in person
See Local Rules for details.

Probate Law: Temporary Conservatorships

Note: General conservatorship petition must be filed prior to submission of temporary petition.

Submit your application here:
Wakefield Taylor Courthouse
725 Court Street, Martinez, CA 94553
Probate File Examiners Offices, Room 210
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:30 am – 11:00 am
(Paperwork must show the matter scheduled at 9:30 am)

Notice Requirements

  • Proposed Conservatee: By personal service at least 5 Court days before hearing
  • 2nd Degree Relatives: By mail at least 5 court days before hearing
  • If notice is not provided as described above, Judicial Council forms GC-112 & GC-115 are required.

Probate Law: Temporary Guardianships

Submit your application here:
Wakefield Taylor Courthouse
725 Court Street, Martinez, CA 94553
Probate File Examiners Offices, Second Floor, Room 210
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:30 am – 11:00 am
(Paperwork must show the matter scheduled at 9:30 am)

Notice Requirements

  • Personal service on parents 5 court days in advance or fully executed GC-211 waiving notice of hearing.

Probate Law: General Probate Matters

Submit your application here:
Wakefield Taylor Courthouse
725 Court Street, Martinez, CA 94553
Probate File Examiners Offices, Room 210
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:30 am – 11:00 am
(Paperwork must show the matter scheduled at 9:30 am)

Notice Requirements

  • 24 hour notice before 9:30 am by telephone, facsimile or e-mail

Civil Law: Ex Parte Applications

Submit your application here:
Wakefield Taylor Courthouse
725 Court Street, Martinez, CA 94553
Department 17 – Hon. Barry Goode, Room 301
Ex parte papers are to be brought directly to Dept. 17 on the day of the hearing.
(possible re-assignment for consideration)

Hearing Dates:
Monday – Friday, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Notice Requirements

  • 24 hour notice pursuant to CRC 3.1200-3.1207
  • Must provide written declaration reflecting the specific time notice was given and place for appearance