Jul 03, 2020
TENTATIVE RULINGS
PROBATE CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE CALENDAR
 
Thursday, July 2, 2020, 3:00 p.m. – Hon. Rene Auguste Chouteau for the Hon. Jennifer V. Dollard       
 
Courtroom 18
Via Zoom
 
 
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PLEASE NOTE: In accordance with the Addendum to First Amended Omnibus Order of the Presiding Judge issued May 27, 2020, only those persons with court hearings in criminal actions shall enter a Sonoma County Superior Court facility.  Until further notice, all matters set for hearing in this courtroom shall be heard remotely through Zoom.  No party or representative of a party may appear personally in Courtroom 18.  CourtCall is not permitted for this calendar.

 

If the tentative ruling is accepted, no appearance is necessary via Zoom unless otherwise indicated.  You must notify the probate clerk at (707) 521-6893 if you wish to be heard in response to the tentative ruling.  Any interested party who wishes to be heard must notify all other parties of the intent to appear.  Both notifications must be completed no later than 4:00 p.m. on the court day immediately preceding the day of the hearing.

Unless notification to the probate clerk has been given as provided above, the tentative rulings shall become the rulings of the court at 3:15 p.m. on the day of the hearing. 

TO JOIN “ZOOM” ONLINE,
D18 – Probate CMC  3pm Thursday

MeetingID: 825-8617-5326

Password: 284777

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82586175326?pwd=TVB2OU5jQmRUeXNKMlNBNTE1dkJZZz09

 

TO JOIN “ZOOM” BY PHONE,
By Phone (same meeting ID and password as listed for each calendar):
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

Guide for participating in court proceeding via Zoom D18

-After joining the meeting and checking in with the clerk, please mute your audio when not speaking. This helps keep background noise to a minimum.

-Be mindful of background noise when your microphone is not muted.  Avoid activities that could create additional noise, such as shuffling papers.

-Position your camera properly if you choose to use a web camera. Be sure it is in a stable position and focused at eye level, if possible.  Make sure everything visible in the frame is appropriate for an appearance in court.

-If a confidential session becomes necessary it is incumbent on you to ensure you are able to participate from a private location so that unauthorized people cannot overhear or see the proceedings.

-Chat is enabled for the sharing of documents among participants and the court and to allow attorneys to communicate individually with each other or their clients only. No chat messages should be sent privately to the court as it would amount to an unauthorized ex parte communication. Neither should chat messages be sent to all participants unless directed by the court.

-The recording function has been disabled. Remember, the prohibition against recording court proceedings, even remote ones, remains.

-To assist the court reporter please state your name before each time you talk.

-Be patient.  Check in will take more time and the experience from those who have tried this before is that proceedings are a little slower generally.

 

 
 
 
 
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1.        
Estate of Kathie Ella Mae Roes
SPR-091241
 
Tentative Ruling: Matter is continued to a Probate Case Management Conference on January 7, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. in Department 18 for status of case.  If the administrator has filed a petition for final distribution on or before that hearing, no appearance or status report will be required; otherwise the administrator is to provide a status report no later than 7days prior to the CMC hearing.
 
 
2.        
Matter of Arvo W. Kannisto Trust
SPR-091917
 
Tentative Ruling: Appearances required for trial setting. The parties are advised that due to the COVID-19 related court closure and resulting continuances, the first available trial dates are in April 2021.
 
 
3.        
Matter of Morton H. Gothelf Trust
SPR-093253
 
Tentative Ruling: Appearances required for update on status of settlement or trial setting. The parties are advised that due to the COVID-19 related court closure and resulting continuances, the first available trial dates are in April 2021.
 
 
4.        
Estate of David R. Lynch
SPR-093509
 
Tentative Ruling: Letters were issued on January 21, 2020.  No Inventory and Appraisal has been filed with the Court. However, in light of the recent court closure and ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, the Case Management Conference is continued 90 days to October 1, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. in Department 18.  At least 5 days before the next hearing, the Administrator is to file a Proof of Service for the Notice of Hearing indicating service at least 15 days prior to the hearing date was made on all interested parties.
 
 
5.        
Estate of Judith Ann Eagle-Cain
SPR-093703
 
Tentative Ruling: Inventory and Appraisal has been filed with the court.  The matter is set on the April 8, 2021 Probate Case Management Conference Calendar at 3:00 p.m. in Department 18 for status of estate or final account and distribution. No appearance will be required if the court determines that administration of the estate is timely proceeding, or good cause is shown why more time is required.
 
 
6.        
Estate of Jennifer Danielle Price
SPR-093713
 
Tentative Ruling: Inventory and Appraisal has been filed with the court. The matter is set on the January 21, 2021 probate case management conference calendar at 3:00 p.m. in Department 18 for status of estate or final account and distribution. No appearance will be required if the court determines that administration of the estate is timely proceeding, or good cause is shown why more time is required.
 
 
7.
Estate of John William Strittmatter           
SPR-093717
 
Tentative Ruling: Inventory and Appraisal has been filed with the court. The matter is set on the March 25, 2021 Probate Case Management Conference Calendar at 3:00 p.m. in Department 18 for status of estate or final account and distribution. No appearance will be required if the court determines that administration of the estate is timely proceeding, or good cause is shown why more time is required.
 
 
8.
Estate of John Clinton Hartong
SPR-093725
 
Tentative Ruling: Inventory and Appraisal has been filed with the court.  The matter is set on the March 25, 2021 Probate Case Management Conference Calendar at 3:00 p.m. in Department 18 for status of estate or final account and distribution. No appearance will be required if the court determines that administration of the estate is timely proceeding, or good cause is shown why more time is required.
 
 
9.
Estate of David E. Houlemard
SPR-093741
 
Tentative Ruling:  Inventory and Appraisal has been filed with the court.  The matter is set on the March 25, 2021 Probate Case Management Conference Calendar at 3:00 p.m. in Department 18 for status of estate or final account and distribution. No appearance will be required if the court determines that administration of the estate is timely proceeding, or good cause is shown why more time is required.
 
 
10.      
Conservatorship of Jayne O. Brown
SPR-094042
 
Tentative Ruling: In light of recent court closures and the effects of COVID-19, this matter is continued to September 17, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. in Department 18 for status of proceedings in Los Angeles County.  Any written status update by the parties shall be filed at least 5 calendar days before the hearing.
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