NOTICE: PROBATE DEPARTMENT HEARING SCHEDULES AND POSTPONEMENTS FOR WEEKS OF DECEMBER 21 AND 28, 2020
The Court is closed to the public beginning Monday, December 7, 2020 and until further notice. The closure is not a filing holiday.
The Probate Department will not allow in-person appearances during the closure.
Parties may appear by CourtCall or Zoom.
CourtCall: (888) 882-6878
NOTICE OF DEPARTMENT 30 SCHEDULE CHANGE:
Dept. 30 will be dark January 19 through January 22, 2021.
Hearings scheduled during one of the dark calendar days in Department 30 will be continued by the Court.
The Court will notify counsel/pro per parties of the new date.
All parties must submit proposed orders which must be accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
EMERGENCY LOCAL RULES - PROBATE - SECOND AMENDED - EFFECTIVE MAY 18TH, 2020
NOTE: These Probate Emergency Rules require the parties to provide notice in specific circumstances in Probate cases. Please review these Rules carefully,
as they may require you to review the Court website and notice other parties of new hearing dates.
Effective 12/8/2020, the Self-Help Center will not be providing in-person services at any location until further notice.
Please click here for information on how to access services remotely during this time:
Self-Help Temporary Remote Services Flyer
A partir del 12/8/2020, el Centro de autoayuda no proporcionará servicios en persona en ningún lugar hasta nuevo aviso. Haga clic aquí para obtener
información sobre cómo acceder a los servicios de forma remota durante este tiempo:
Self-Help Temporary Remote Services Flyer (Spanish)
PROBATE OF WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES:
- Probate is when the court supervises the distribution of a person’s assets and payment of the person’s debts after their death. For information relating to wills, trusts and estates please call (925) 608-2613.
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- • Conservatorship is when a judge determines, through a court process, that an adult person cannot take care of himself/herself or their finances and appoints a conservator
- Guardianship is when the court gives someone, who is not the child’s parent, legal and physical custody of a child or the right to control a child’s property, or both.
Probate Facilitator Assistance:
- Probate Facilitator Assistance: The Probate Facilitator is an attorney employed by the court to assist parties who represent themselves and who seek guardianship of a person only (NO ESTATE). If you have questions about the forms or process to obtain a guardianship of a person, you can contact the Probate Facilitator by sending an email to email@example.com or by leaving a voicemail message at (925) 608-2066
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