Jan 22, 2021
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TENTATIVE RULINGS                        
PROBATE CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE CALENDAR
 
Thursday, January 21, 2021, 3:00 p.m. – Hon. Jennifer V. Dollard
 
Courtroom 18
Via Zoom
 

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 –
MeetingID: 838—5609--8726
Password: 000169
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83856098726?pwd=WEI3K1BPRCswSk0ZYSs4VUw1OU5ydz09
 

 

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 proceedings via Zoom for Department 18.

-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.

-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.

 

 
 
1.            Estate of Eva Digna Harper
SPR-091216
 
Tentative Ruling: Based on the Status Report filed by the Administrator, this matter is continued to a Case Management Conference on May 27, 2021 at 3:00 pm in Department 18 for Status of Estate or Final Distribution.
 
 
 
2.            Estate of Jennifer Danielle Price
SPR-093713
 
Tentative Ruling: An Order for Final Distribution has been filed. This matter is dropped form calendar.
 
 
 
3.            Conservatorship of Melissa Ann Plunkett
SPR-094309
 
Tentative Ruling:  Required documents have been received and reviewed. No appearances are required. This matter is continued to the Case Management calendar on January 13, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. in Department 18 for compliance with the 1st Account and Report of the Conservator. If an account and report or request for waiver of accounting has been filed no appearances will be required
 
 
 
4.            Estate of David Barnard
SPR-094383
 
Tentative Ruling:  Inventory and Appraisal has not been filed with the Court. In light of ongoing COVID restrictions, the hearing is dropped from calendar. The Case Management Conference set January 6, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. remains on calendar for status of estate or final account and distribution. No appearance at the hearing 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.
 
 
 
5.            Estate of Barbara Yates
SPR-094401
 
Tentative Ruling:  Inventory and Appraisal has been filed with the Court. The matter is set on the January 20, 2022 probate case management conference calendar at 3:00 p.m. in Department 18 for status of estate or final account and distribution. No appearance at the hearing 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 William Banche
SPR-094429
 
Tentative Ruling:  Ruling:  Inventory and Appraisal has been filed with the Court. The matter is set on the January 20, 2022 probate case management conference calendar at 3:00 p.m. in Department 18 for status of estate or final account and distribution. No appearance at the hearing 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 David Haynes
SPR-094506
 
Tentative Ruling: Inventory and Appraisal has been filed with the Court. The matter is set on the January 6, 2022 probate case management conference calendar at 3:00 p.m. in Department 18 for status of estate or final account and distribution. No appearance at the hearing 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 Monique Christina Epps
SPR-094512
 
Tentative Ruling:  Based on the Status Report filed by the Administrator, this matter is continued to the previously calendared Case Management Conference on January 6, 2022 at 3:00 pm in Department 18 for status of estate or final distribution.
 
 
 
9.            Estate of John Underwood
SPR-094549
 
Tentative Ruling:  Inventory and Appraisal has not been filed with the Court. In light of ongoing COVID restrictions, the hearing is dropped from calendar. The Case Management Conference set January 13, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. remains on calendar for status of estate or final account and distribution. No appearance at the hearing 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.         Estate of David Francis O’Connor
SPR-094570
 
Tentative Ruling:  Inventory and Appraisal has not been filed with the Court. In light of ongoing COVID restrictions, the hearing is dropped from calendar. The Case Management Conference set January 13, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. remains on calendar for status of estate or final account and distribution. No appearance at the hearing 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.
 
 
 
11.         Estate of Marcus Medeiros
SPR-094574
 
Tentative Ruling:  Inventory and Appraisal has been filed with the Court. The matter is set on the January 13, 2022 probate case management conference calendar at 3:00 p.m. in Department 18 for status of estate or final account and distribution. No appearance at the hearing 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.
 
 
 
12.         Estate of Jose Maria Barajas
SPR-094580
 
Tentative Ruling:  Inventory and Appraisal has been filed with the Court. The matter is set on the January 13, 2022 probate case management conference calendar at 3:00 p.m. in Department 18 for status of estate or final account and distribution. No appearance at the hearing 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.
 
 
 
13.         Estate of Joan Marie Passanisi-Poole
SPR-094584
 
Tentative Ruling:  Inventory and Appraisal has been filed with the Court. The matter is set on the January 20, 2022 probate case management conference calendar at 3:00 p.m. in Department 18 for status of estate or final account and distribution. No appearance at the hearing 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.
 
 
 
14.         Estate of Lori Jean Baumbach
SPR-094595
 
Tentative Ruling:  Inventory and Appraisal has been filed with the Court. The matter is set on the January 13, 2022 probate case management conference calendar at 3:00 p.m. in Department 18 for status of estate or final account and distribution. No appearance at the hearing 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.
 
 
 
15.         Estate of Virginia Faye Hawley
SPR-094597
 
Tentative Ruling:  A Partial Inventory and Appraisal has been filed with the Court. The matter is set on the January 20, 2022 probate case management conference calendar at 3:00 p.m. in Department 18 for status of estate or final account and distribution. No appearance at the hearing 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.
 
 
 
16.         Estate of Steven Michael Cotler
SPR-094602
 
Tentative Ruling:  A Partial Inventory and Appraisal has been filed with the Court. The matter is set on the January 13, 2022 probate case management conference calendar at 3:00 p.m. in Department 18 for status of estate or final account and distribution. No appearance at the hearing 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.
 
 
 
17.         Estate of Wiliam Edward Tevendale
SPR-094616
 
Tentative Ruling: Inventory and Appraisal has been filed with the Court. The matter is set on the January 13, 2022 probate case management conference calendar at 3:00 p.m. in Department 18 for status of estate or final account and distribution. No appearance at the hearing 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.
 
 
 
18.         Estate of Bernard Carl Wetzel
SPR-094809
 
Tentative Ruling:  Matter is continued to a Case Management Conference on October 7, 2021 at 3:00 pm in Department 18 to trail the related trust case SPR-094920 and civil case SCV-267528.
 
 
 
19.         Estate of Gail Dolores Wetzel
SPR-094815
 
Tentative Ruling:  Matter is continued to a Case Management Conference on October 7, 2021 at 3:00 pm in Department 18 to trail the related trust case SPR-094920 and civil case SCV-267528.
 
*This is the end of these Tentative Rulings*
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