Jun 28, 2022
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Tentative Rulings Probate Calendar – CONSERVATORSHIPS
Friday, June 24, 2022, at 9:30 a.m.
Honorable David Flinn for Honorable Lawrence E. Ornell 
Civil and Family Law Courthouse
3055 Cleveland Avenue,
Santa Rosa, California 95403
 
 
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Unless notification of an appearance has been given as provided above, the tentative ruling shall become the ruling of the court the day of the hearing at the beginning of the calendar, absent an objection from an interested party per Probate Code section 1043.   
 
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CONSERVATORSHIPS
 
1.     
GUARDIANSHIP OF MACIE JEAN AND MICHAEL DEAN C
SPR85599
ACCOUNT & REPORT
 
TENTATIVE RULING:   The fourth account and report is approved. Attorney fees are approved in the amount requested. Bond is increased to $217,000.00. 
The matter is set for review on Thursday, April 4, 2024, at 3:00 p.m., in Department 23 for status of accounting. If the fifth account and report has been filed, no appearance shall be required.
 
 
2.     
CONSERVATORSHIP OF STEPHEN W. J
SPR094253
ACCOUNT AND REPORT
 
TENTATIVE RULING:   Continued to July 22, 2022, at 9:30 a.m. in Department 23. 
Petitioner is directed to serve and file the Proof of Service of the Notice of Hearing on the Sonoma County Public Defender’s Office, no later than July 7, 2022.
 
Petitioner is also directed to file the billing Statements for the residential care facility.
 
3.     
CONSERVATORSHIP OF JAMES C
SPR096492
APPOINTMENT OF CONSERVATOR
 
TENTATIVE RULING:   Having reviewed the Statements of Issues, filed on June 15, 2022, and June 17, 2022, the matter is continued to July 22, 2022, at 9:30 a.m., in Department 23. 
 
The Sonoma County Public Defender is appointed to represent the temporary conservatee in the conservatorship proceeding.
 
The request of Jennifer Cotton Warton, Objector, to receive a copy of James E. Cotton Revocable Living Trust is denied. Objector has no legal rights to Conservatee’s estate planning documents.
 
The temporary conservatorship of the person is extended.
 
4.     
GUARDIANSHIP OF OMAR V R AND BRAYAN V R
SPR096552
APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIAN
 
 
TENTATIVE RULING: Continued to July 22, 2022, at 9:30 a.m. in Department 23.
Petitioner is directed to serve, no later than July 5, 2022, notice of hearing and Second Amended Petition on relatives within the second degree of minors. Proof of service to be filed with the court.
 
5.     
GUARDIANSHIP OF KOSETTE JHOLEE R AND NICO LUCA DONOVAN R
SPR096650
APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIAN
 
TENTATIVE RULING:   Continued to July 22, 2022, at 9:30 a.m. in Department 23 
Petitioner is directed to personally serve notice of hearing and petition for guardianship no later than July 6, 2022, on the mother of the two minor children and the minor child who is over 12 years of age. Proof of service to be filed with the court.
 
 
 
 
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