Oct 31, 2014
TENTATIVE RULINGS
Probate Calendar
10/29/14 8:30 a.m.
Courtroom 18 – Judge Nancy Case Shaffer
 
If the tentative ruling is accepted, no appearance is necessary 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 in opposition to a petition 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 8:45 a.m. on the day of the hearing. 
 
In accordance with CRC Rule 3.670, Court Call is now available for telephone appearances on the Probate Calendar, except for hearings on petitions to confirm the sale of property and other matters in which the court determines that a personal appearance would materially assist in the determination of proceedings or in the effective management or resolution of the particular case. 
 
NOTE: There are no probate calendars on December 17 or December 24.
 
1. SRL
EST OF MANFRED FRANZ FISCHER
SPR-87061
PROBATE OF WILL
TENTATIVE RULING: Continued to December 3 at 8:30 a.m., for compliance with Probate Code § 12405.
2.   SRL
EST OF SHIRLEY K MOELLER
SPR-87075
PROBATE OF WILL
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 
3.   HARRIS, J
      WARGO, R
EST OF JOSEPH JAMES LUCEY
SPR-87094
PROBATE OF WILL
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 
4.   BIRNIE, T
EST OF BRENDA LYNN BREAZEALE-GIBSON
SPR-87096
LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 
5.   RONDON, B
EST OF RUTH B BELMONT
SPR-87110
PROBATE OF WILL & ADMIN WWA
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 
6.   KEITH, P
EST OF JOHN F SCARZAFAVA
SPR-87136
PROBATE OF WILL
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 
7.   ELZI, C
EST OF SUSAN KENNEDY
SPR-86904
CONT FROM 9/17/14
LTRS OF ADMIN
TENTATIVE RULING: Continued to November 12 at 8:30 a.m., at request of counsel.
8.   RONDON, B
EST OF ELIZABETH SANCHEZ
SPR-87091
LTRS OF ADMIN
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 
9.   JOHNSTON, R
EST OF JOHN DAVID WRIGHT
SPR-87102
LTRS OF ADMIN
 
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 
10. BADDELEY, M
EST OF NICKOLAI RANKOV
SPR-87114
LTRS OF ADMIN
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 
11. ADAMS, D
       ANDREWS, W
       DAL POGGETTO, N
       PHILLIPS, J
EST OF MERVIN NOBLES
SPR-50266
CONT FROM 9/3/14
CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE
TENTATIVE RULING: Continued to January 28, 2015, at 8:30 a.m., by agreement of counsel.
12. SINIGIANI, C
EST OF NANCY HENSHAW
SPR-70560
ACCT & RPT, FEES
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 
13. ADAMS, B
       FRONEBERGER, H
       GOLDMAN, J
       JOHNSTON, R
       SINIGIANI, C
       WIGDAHL, L
EST OF MARY ELIZABETH DAVIS
SPR-83949
PTN FOR CONVEYANCE TO EST OF EST PROP IN POSS OF ANOTHER
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 
14. MILKS, J
EST OF ALMA RUTH STEWARD
SPR-86168
WAIVER OF ACCT & RPT, FINAL DIST, FEES
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 
15. FISHMAN, W
       ROYBAL, A
EST OF VIRGINIA B FAIRBANKS
SPR-86191
WAIVER OF ACCT & RPT, FINAL DIST, FEES
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 
16. ILLSLEY, R
EST OF DAVID RAY MCKENDREE
SPR-86555
ACCT & RPT, FINAL DIST, FEES
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 
17. BARTOLOTTA, L
       DAL POGGETTO, N
       FISHER, K
       HENKELS, R
NOBLES v. NOBLES
SCV-247222
CONT FROM 9/3/14
CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE
TENTATIVE RULING: Continued to January 28, 2015, at 8:30 a.m., by agreement of counsel.
18. YOUNG, M
TRUST OF GERALD & CATHERINE AYERS
SPR-82807
PTN TO MODIFY & TERM A PORTION OF FAMILY TRUST f/b/o GERALD H AYERS JR
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 
19. MARTIN, B
       PASSARINO, G
       PERRY, L
       WIGDAHL, L
LIVING TRUST OF MILDRED VAIL
SPR-84072
CONT FROM 9/3/14
2ND ACCT & RPT, INSTRUCS RE R/P
TENTATIVE RULING: Continued to January 21, 2015, at 8:30 a.m., at request of the probate examiner.
20. ADAMS, D
       ANDREWS, W
TRUST OF LAURIN H NOBLES
SPR-84772
CONT FROM 9/3/14
CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE
TENTATIVE RULING: Continued to January 28, 2015, at 8:30 a.m., by agreement of counsel.
21. PASSARINO, G
       KIM, F
       WARREN, L
TRUST OF JACK & BEATRICE WAID
SPR-86276
REVIEW
TENTATIVE RULING: Continued to January 28, 2015, at 8:30 a.m., by agreement of counsel.
22. AGUILAR, C
       COLLIER, R
       KING, D
TRUST OF HAROLD & ELVA TRAFTON
SPR-86449
CONT FROM 7/16/14
PTN FOR REMOVAL OF TTEE, SUSPENSION OF POWERS, APPT IND SUCC TTEE, BREACH OF FIDUCIARY DUTY, SURCHARGE
TENTATIVE RULING: Continued to January 28, 2015, at 8:30 a.m., by agreement of counsel.
23. AGUILAR, C
       COLLIER, R
       KING, D
TRUST OF H ROBERT & JEAN M TRAFTON
SPR-86480
CONT FROM 7/16/14
PTN TO REMOVE TRUSTEE
TENTATIVE RULING: Continued to January 28, 2015, at 8:30 a.m., by agreement of counsel.
24. REGLI, T
TRUST OF JOAN SKIDMORE
SPR-86494
PTN TO APPROVE ACCT & RPT OF TTEE W/PTN FOR INSTRUCS RE DIST TO BENES AND TTEE & ATTY FEES
TENTATIVE RULING: Continued to January 21, 2015, at 8:30 a.m., by agreement of counsel.
25. GARDNER, L, obo executor
       BLONSKI, K
EST OF ELMO G PASQUINELLI
SPR-86644
PTN FOR DETERMINATION OF ENTITLEMENT TO ESTATE, DIST
TENTATIVE RULING: Continued to January 14, 2015, at 8:30 a.m., by agreement of counsel.
26. INGERSOLL, K
       RIFFLE, C
THE WOOD FAMILY 1982 TRUST
SPR-86820
CONT FROM 10/15/14
PTN FOR APPROVAL OF CO-TTEE’S ACCTG FOR INSTRUCS
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 
27. TOUR-SARKISSIAN, P
EST OF ALAIN MARIE THILLOIS
SPR-87082
SPOUSAL PROPERTY PETITION
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 
28. HALL, P
TRUST OF HELEN M NUNN
SPR-87089
PTN FOR ORDER CONFIRMING SUCC TTEE & TRUST ASSETS
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 
29. FISHER, R
EST OF LUCINDA VARGAS
SPR-87090
SPOUSAL PROPERTY PETITION
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 
30. SHIRLEY, M
       WARGO, R
TRUST OF NANCY C BARKER
SPR-87104
EST TRUST’S OWNERSHIP OF PROPERTY
TENTATIVE RULING: The matter is ordered off calendar, at request of counsel.
31. GLADDEN, M
TRUST OF RC & HM STRAESSLE
SPR-87105
PTN FOR MODIFICATION OF TRUST
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 
32. THOMAS, R
TRUST OF HARRY E & BETTY M GOFF
SPR-87121
PTN TO APPT SUCC TTEE
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 
33. SRL
PTN OF ISABELLA BRYN SCRIBNER-GINES
SPR-87067
CHANGE OF NAME
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 
34. SRL
PTN OF JUSTIN STUART WHITEMAN
SPR-87070
CHANGE OF NAME
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 
35. SRL
PTN OF KAROLY LASZLO KAMONDI
SPR-87080
CHANGE OF NAME
TENTATIVE RULING: If proof of publication is filed prior to the hearing date, the petition is granted. If not, the matter is continued to December 3 at 8:30 a.m.
36. SRL
PTN OF JOHN NJOROGE RERAI
SPR-87084
CHANGE OF NAME
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 
37. SRL
PTN OF MICHELLE LYNN GILLESPIE
SPR-87086
CHANGE OF NAME
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 
38. FISHMAN, W
       HAWLEY, T
CONS OF RICHARD N HARRISON
SPR-83604
3RD ACCT & RPT, FEES
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved.
 
39. BLOMBERG, T
       CAVERLY, K
CONS OF ALLISON McBRIDE
SPR-84411
1st ACCT & RPT, FEES
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 
 
40. NORTON, T
       PROVINE, J
TRUST OF MARVIN & WANDA ZIMPHER
SPR-86826
CONT FROM 10/15/14
ACCTG
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 
 
41. DENNIS, A
       MILKS, J
CONS OF JOYCE ELIZABETH FISCHER
SPR-86900
CONT FROM 10/15/14
APPT OF C’TOR
TENTATIVE RULING: Continued to November 12, 2014 to allow further investigation by the court investigator’s office and for court appointed counsel for the conservatee to prepare and submit the report and recommendation for the conservatee.
 
42. CLINE, K
       
GDN OF DYLAN JACOB EDMONDS & WYATT KING REYNES
SPR-86958
CONT FROM 9/24/14
APPT OF GDN [E]

TENTATIVE RULING: The petition for guardianship of the estate of each minor is granted. The guardian is authorized to receive funds from the IRA investment account at Citibank held for the benefit of the minors. Bond is set in the sum of $30,250.00 for each minor pursuant to Probate Code § 2320(c). If the guardian elects, estate funds may be placed in blocked accounts. If the funds are placed in blocked accounts bond is waived. The Court makes no ruling relative to powers pursuant to Probate Code §§ 2108, 2590, 2591 and Family Code §3900 as said requests have been withdrawn by petitioner.  Guardian shall reimburse herself, from the minor’s estates/or from withdrawal from blocked accounts, for attorney fees advances in the sum of $1,500.00 per minor. Council for petitioner is directed to prepare an order in conformance with the Court’s ruling including guardian’s election of bond or blocked accounts.
 
43. DENNIS, A
CONS OF PABLO CARILLO
SPR-87175
APPT OF C’TOR [P]
TENTATIVE RULING: Petitioners are appointed temporary co-conservators of the person of Pablo Carrillo. Temporary co-conservators are authorized to change the temporary conservatee’s residence as set forth in item 12 of the court’s order. The temporary conservatorship shall expire on January 8, 2015.
 
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