Sep 19, 2014

TENTATIVE RULINGS

Probate Calendar

9/17/14  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 is no probate calendar on October 8th.  All probate calendars in October are now closed.

 

 

1.   MADERIOUS, J, obo adm’r WWA

      SRL 

EST OF MARIA A SHANNON

SPR-85567

PETN TO REMOVE ADM’R WWA;

PROBATE OF WILL & ADMIN WWA

TENTATIVE RULING: Continued to November 12 at 8:30 a.m., at request of counsel.

2.   GULLOTTA, E

EST OF JACKLYN KIM DAY

SPR-86978

PROBATE OF WILL

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

3.  KEMP, B

EST OF DEBRA L HUNTER

SPR-86779

CONT FROM 7/16/14

LTRS OF ADMIN

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

4.  ELZI, C

EST OF SUSAN KENNEDY

SPR-86904

LTRS OF ADMIN

TENTATIVE RULING: Continued to October 29 at 8:30 a.m., at request of counsel.

5.  McFADDEN, M

EST OF BERNARD ROWLEY

SPR-86979

CONT FROM 8/27/14

LTRS OF ADMIN

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

6.  SRL

EST OF CHARLES R MURRAY

SPR-87000

LTRS OF ADMIN

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

7.  JOHNSTON, R

     THOMAS, R

EST OF LARRY GEORGE DOHNER

SPR-87011

LTRS OF ADMIN

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

8.  CERMAK, A

EST OF CLARA ROMBERG

SPR-85840

RPT ON WAIVER OF ACCT, FINAL DIST, FEES

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

9.  CAMPOPIANO, H

EST OF DAVID ALAN DENEEF

SPR-86102

RPT ON WAIVER OF ACCT, FINAL DIST, FEES

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

10. LEVIN, J 

EST OF JESSE LOVE

SPR-86212

RPT ON WAIVER OF ACCT, FINAL DIST, FEES

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

11. TRUMP, D

EST OF JAMES JOSEPH RAGGIO JR

SPR-86315

RPT ON WAIVER OF ACCT, FINAL DIST

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

12. GULLOTTA, E

EST OF KLYDE ELDON YOUNG

SPR-86394

1ST ACCT & RPT, FINAL DIST, FEES

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

13. SRL

EST OF RUTH ALVA BROADWELL

SPR-86436

RPT ON WAIVER OF ACCT, FINAL DIST, FEES

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

14. CALLAHAN, C

      WARD, T

TRUST OF FRED DeMATTEI

SPR-76411

CONT FROM 7/16/14

PTN FOR RPT ACCTG & DETERMIN INTERNAL PROCEEDING OF TRUST

TENTATIVE RULING: Continued to December 3 at 8:30 a.m., by agreement of counsel.

15. PASSALACQUA, T

BARBARA JO BREWSTER TRUST

SPR-78398

ACCT & RPT

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

16. ADAMS, B

      FRONEBERGER, H

      JOHNSTON, R

      SINIGIANI, C

      WIGDAHL, L

EST OF MARY ELIZABETH DAVIS

SPR-83949

CONT FROM 9/10/14

PTN TO ESTAB OWNERSHIP TO PROPERTY

TENTATIVE RULING: Continued to October 22 at 8:30 a.m., at request of petitioner.

17. MEYER, B

      SPAULDING, G

      BEAM, K

JOHNSON FAMILY TRUST

SPR-85479

CONT FROM 9/10/14

PTN TO COMBINE TRUSTS, ALLOCATE ASSETS, DETERMINE VALIDITY OF ANY TRUST AMENDMENTS, REMOVAL OF SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE & ACCTG

TENTATIVE RULING: Continued to November 12 at 8:30 a.m., by agreement of counsel.

18. FISHMAN, W

      PIOTRKOWSKI, I

      ROBESON, R

TRUST OF GUIDO J & IRIS BOCCALEONI

SPR-86109

CONT FROM 9/10/14

STATUS REPORT

TENTATIVE RULING: Continued to November 19 at 8:30 a.m., by agreement of counsel.

19. PASSARINO, G

ELIZABETH C TAYLOR 2003 TRUST

SPR-86359

PTN FOR APPT OF TTEE & FOR ORDER WAIVING BOND

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

20. SORENSEN, N

TRUST OF JEAN R MAY

SPR-86976

APPT OF SUCCESSOR

TENTATIVE RULING:  Approved. 

21. SHEA, W

TRUST OF JAMES & DORIS WILLIAMS

SPR-86987

PTN FOR INSTRUCS

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

22. SRL

PTN RE MADILYN ROSE COMMON

SPR-86908

CHANGE OF NAME

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

23. SRL

PTN OF KARIN KRAMER

SPR-86909

CHANGE OF NAME

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

24. SRL

PTN OF CHRISTY LYNN SOMERS

SPR-86912

CHANGE OF NAME

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

25. SRL

PTN OF MARIA DE LOS ANGELES CORNEJO CISNEROS

SPR-86913

CHANGE OF NAME

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

26. SRL

PTN RE HARRISON MINOR CHILDREN

SPR-86923

CHANGE OF NAME

TENTATIVE RULING: The matter will be transferred to the Family Law Division so that it may be heard in the department of assignment for the Family Law case, SFL-48658.

27. SRL

PTN OF ALEXANDER SHYAM GULRAJANI

SPR-86924

CHANGE OF NAME

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

28. SRL

PTN OF PATRICIA MAUREEN HAY

SPR-86934

CHANGE OF NAME

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

29. SRL

PTN OF RONALD ALLEN NAVENTI

SPR-86939

CHANGE OF NAME

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

30. SRL

PTN OF ARTHUR LICHTMAN

SPR-86940

CHANGE OF NAME

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

31. SRL

PTN RE TREVOR BRANDON RIPLEY RERUCHA

SPR-86945

CHANGE OF NAME

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

32. SRL

PTN OF ADRIAN ALBOR ZAMUDIO

SPR-86953

CHANGE OF NAME

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

33. KAUFMANN, S

      SO CO PD

SECRET CASE

SPR-57026

ACCT, RPT & FEES

TENTATIVE RULING: The 27th account and report is approved.  Attorney fees are approved as prayed.  Conservator fees are approved in the sum of $2,478.75.  This adjustment to the requested conservator compensation is based upon the criteria described at CRC§7.756(a). 

34. SO CO COUNSEL

      SO CO PD

SECRET CASE

SPR-62486

ACCT, RPT & FEES

TENTATIVE RULING:  The 21st account and report is approved.  Attorney fees are approved in the amount requested.  Conservator fees are approved in the amount of $4,385.00.  This adjustment to the requested conservator compensation is based upon the criteria described at CRC § 7.756(a).  The order has been revised to conform to this ruling.   

35. RONDON, B

      STEVENSON, R

CONS OF BEVERLY HOFFMAN

SPR-70823

CONT FROM 9/3/14

4TH ACCT & RPT, FEES

TENTATIVE RULING:  Approved. 

36. KETRON, B

GDN OF JOSHUA WALLACE

SPR-77261

5TH ACCT & RPT, FEES

TENTATIVE RULING:  The Fifth Account and Report of Guardian is approved. Attorney fees are approved in the sum of $4,480.00 and costs in the sum of $445.08 are approved.  In making this determination the Court has considered the value of the estate, the nature and difficulty of the tasks performed, the time spent, the results achieved, and the benefit to the minor.

     The Court makes no ruling on petitioner’s request for a finding that the minor’s grandfather be recognized as having shared custody of the minor.  In making this ruling the Court has considered that fact that the court has no jurisdiction over the person of the minor to make custody rulings or to approve an out of state residence.  PrC§ 2352 applies to guardianship of the person.  Custody issues are in the purview of the mother absent other court orders.  The order has been revised to conform to the Court’s ruling. 

37. GARDNER, L

      INGERSOLL, K

      KETRON, B

      RONDON, B

CONS OF JOHN MORROW

SPR-80164

1ST ACCT & RPT, FEES

TENTATIVE RULING:  Approved. 

38. WATSON, T

CONS OF BETTY COOLEY

SPR-83588

2ND ACCT & RPT, FEES

TENTATIVE RULING:  Approved.  In all future accountings counsel will utilize the required Judicial Council forms for the accounting pursuant to PrC§ 2620(a). 

39.

CONS OF GARY L DEFRANCE

SPR-85182

CONT FROM 8/6/14

WAIVER OF ACCT; FEES; & TERMINATION

TENTATIVE RULING:  Appearance required on September 17, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. in Department 18 to determine the need for the appointment of independent counsel for the conservatee.  Petitioner shall ensure that conservatee, Gary L. DeFrance is present.  Following the hearing, if the Court finds that independent counsel is not required; the petition is approved.  Conservator fees are approved in the sum of $2,539.30.  Conservator costs are denied.  Attorney fees are approved in the sum of $4,983.30 with $1,969.30 deducted for prepaid fees and credits for a total of $3,014.50.  Bond is reduced to $281,000.00.  Attorney shall prepare an order in conformance with this tentative ruling.  

40.  INGERSOLL, K

CONS OF DOROTHY PUCCIONI

SPR-85243

APPT OF C’TOR [E]

TENTATIVE RULING:  Appearances required at 8:30 a.m. in Department 18 to explain why the amended accounting filed does not comply with the requirements of the probate code.

41.  MILKS, J

CONS OF JOSEPH THIBODEAU

SPR-86738

APPT OF C’TOR

TENTATIVE RULING: This matter is dropped from calendar due to death of proposed conservatee. 

42.  RONDON, B

CONS OF TATIANA ASSAYKEEN

SPR-86747

APPT OF C’TOR

TENTATIVE RULING:  Approved. 

43.  COPENHAVER, E

CONS OF FRANCIS SIDEN

SPR-86889

CONT FROM 8/27/14

APPT OF C’TOR

TENTATIVE RULING:  Appearances required at 8:30 a.m. for counsel to present the status of the case.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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