Jan 27, 2015
TENTATIVE RULINGS
Probate Calendar 
Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 8:30 A.M
Department 18 – Honorable 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. 

 
 
 
1. CAMPOPIANO, H
     PIASTA, J
     FREEMAN, M
     GILARDI, M
EST OF EDWIN SAMUEL SMITH
SPR-87316
CONT FROM 1/7/15
PROBATE OF WILL
TENTATIVE RULING: Continued to March 4 at 8:30 a.m., by agreement of counsel.
2. JOHNSTON, R
     THOMAS, R
EST OF NATALIA L ISAKOW
SPR-87325
CONT FROM 1/7/15
PROBATE OF WILL
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 
3. PASSALACQUA, R
EST OF ROBERT EL TESSANDRO
SPR-87407
PROBATE OF WILL & ADMIN WWA
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 
4. BUCHMAN, R
     LEECE, J
EST OF VIOLA BERNICE COOK
SPR-87423
PROBATE OF WILL
TENTATIVE RULING: If proof of publication is filed prior to the hearing date, the petition is granted. If proof of publication not filed, the matter is continued to February 25 at 8:30 a.m.
5. CAMPOPIANO, H
      PIASTA, J
     FREEMAN, M
     GILARDI, M
EST OF EUNICE A SMITH
SPR-87222
CONT FROM 12/10/14
LTRS OF ADMIN
TENTATIVE RULING: Continued to March 4 at 8:30 a.m., by agreement of counsel.
6. FERGUSON, D
EST OF HUGH C MILLER
SPR-87398
LTRS OF ADMIN
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 
7. PISTOLE, V
EST OF LEONARD WALTER BROCKSOPP WELBY
SPR-87462
LTRS OF ADMIN
TENTATIVE RULING: An amended notice has been filed, showing a hearing date of February 11 at 8:30 a.m.
8.    ADAMS, D
       ANDREWS, W
       BARTOLOTTA, L
       DAL POGGETTO, N
       FISHER, K
       GOLDBERG, S
       HENKELS, R 
       HESS, S
EST OF MARVIN NOBLES
SPR-50266
CONT FROM 10/29/14
REVIEW
TENTATIVE RULING: Continued to June 17 at 8:30 a.m., by agreement of counsel.
9. BURGER, R
EST OF JOHN HAYDEN BELOIN
SPR-84509
CONT FROM 1/7/15
W/DRAW AS ATTY OF RECORD
TENTATIVE RULING: Continued to February 18 at 8:30 a.m., at request of counsel.
 
 
10. BIALKIN, R
EST OF KIM DOUGLAS BRADY
SPR-85007
WAIVER OF ACCT & RPT, FINAL DIST, FEES
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved.  
11. BORBA, J
       FLITNER, J
EST OF ROBERT H HEINSEN
SPR-86043
CONT FROM 12/31/14
WAIVER OF ACCT & RPT, FINAL DIST, FEES
TENTATIVE RULING: Continued to February 25 at 8:30 a.m., by stipulation of counsel.
12. ELZI, C
EST OF GARY VOLKERTS
SPR-86492
FINAL DIST, FEES
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved.   
13. CAMPOPIANO, H
EST OF DOLORES LOUISE SHUSTER
SPR-86750
WAIVER OF ACCT & RPT, FINAL DIST, FEES
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved.  
14. BADDELEY, M
EST OF JOHN J DESMOND
SPR-86776
WAIVER OF ACCT & RPT, FINAL DIST, FEES
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved.  
15. HALL, P
TRUST OF SIMON F & EMILY C BERGSTROM
SPR-86962
MTN TO CORRECT ORDER CONFIRMING SUCCESSPR TTEE & TRUST ASSETS
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved.   
16. ADAMS, D
       ANDREWS, W
       BARTOLOTTA, L
       DAL POGGETTO, N
       FISHER, K
       GOLDBERG, S
       HENKELS, R 
       HESS, S
NOBLES v. NOBLES
SCV-247222
CONT FROM 10/29/14
REVIEW
TENTATIVE RULING: Continued to June 17 at 8:30 a.m., by agreement of counsel.
17. WATSON, P
       WIGDAHL, L
TRUST OF JONATHAN MOORE
SPR-77062
12TH & FINAL ACCT & RPT OF TTEE, PTN FOR SETTLEMENT & APPROVAL OF PREV TTEE & ATTY COMP, RESIGN OF TTEE & APPT OF SUCC TTEE
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved.  
18. ADAMS, D
       ANDREWS, W
       BARTOLOTTA, L
       DAL POGGETTO, N
       FISHER, K
       GOLDBERG, S
       HENKELS, R 
       HESS, S
TRUST OF LAURIN H NOBLES
SPR-84772
CONT FROM 10/29/14
REVIEW
TENTATIVE RULING: Continued to June 17 at 8:30 a.m., by agreement of counsel.
19. KITTLESON, M
       BANTI, C
BARBIERI LIVING TRUST
SPR-85351
PTN CONFIRMING ASSETS IN TRUST
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved.   
20. NORTON, T
       GARDNER, L  
TRUST OF PETER C & EVELYN A BOSCHETTI
SPR-85907
CONT FROM 1/14/15
1ST ACCT & RPT OF CO-TTEES
TENTATIVE RULING: Appearances are required at 8:30 a.m. on the status of the case.
 
21. PASSARINO, G
       KIM, F
       WARREN, L
TRUST OF JACK & BEATRICE WAID
SPR-86276
CONT FROM 10/29/14
REVIEW
TENTATIVE RULING: Appearances are required at 8:30 a.m. on status of the case.
 
22. AGUILAR, C
       COLLIER, R
       KING, D
       LOUIE, J
       LUTZKER, L
TRUST OF HAROLD & ELVA TRAFTON
SPR-86449
CONT FROM 10/29/14
CASE MANAGEMENT STMT
TENTATIVE RULING: Continued to May 13 at 8:30 a.m., by agreement of counsel.
23. AGUILAR, C
       COLLIER, R
       KING, D
       LOUIE, J
       LUTZKER, L
TRUST OF H. ROBERT & JEAN M TRAFTON
SPR-86480
CONT FROM 10/29/14
CASE MANAGEMENT STMT
TENTATIVE RULING: Continued to May 13 at 8:30 a.m., by agreement of counsel.
24. WARGO, R
       PASSALACQUA, T
TRUST OF CLARENCE & LAURA ANDERSON
SPR-86613
CONT FROM 10/1/15
PETITION TO REMOVE TRUSTEE
TENTATIVE RULING: Continued to May 13 at 8:30 a.m., by agreement of counsel.
25. JOHNSTON, R
       THOMAS, R
       DeMEO, J  
       SINIGIANI, C
       HESS, S
       ANDREWS, W
DON & LUCILLE SMOTHERS TRUST
SPR-87134
PTN FOR RELIEF FROM BREACH OF TRUST
TENTATIVE RULING: Continued to March 4 at 8:30 a.m., by agreement of counsel.
26. GALLI, J
       HANDELMAN, A
       BOESSENECKER, J
       SINIGIANI, C
TRUST OF FREDERICK C CHRIST
SPR-87226
CONT FROM 1/7/15
PTN TO DETERMINE VALIDITY OF DECLINATION TO SERVE AS TTEE; REMOVE TTEE & APPT SUCC, FEES & INSTRUCS
TENTATIVE RULING: Continued to March 18 at 8:30 a.m., by agreement of counsel.
27. EASON, M
EST OF VERONICA BURRIS
SPR-87397
DETERMINE SUCCESSION TO R/P
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 
 
28. PIEROTTI, A
TRUST OF EUGENE H & MARY L McCREARY
SPR-87414
PTN FOR ORDER ACCEPT RESIGN OF TTEE & APPT OF SUCC TTEE & APPROVE TRUST ACCTG
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved.   
29. PIEROTTI, A
EST OF PATRICIA ANN MORITZ
SPR-87416
SPOUSAL PROPERTY PETITION
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved.   
30. PASSALACQUA, T
TRUST OF STANDLEY FAMILY
SPR-87422
1ST & FINAL ACCT & RPT OF SUCC TTEE, DIST OF SETTLEMENT
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved.   
31. SRL
PTN OF LAQUESHA HELLEENA DAVIS
SPR-87372
CHANGE OF NAME
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved.   
32. SRL
PTN OF STEPHAN RICHARD SANDOVAL
SPR-87379
CHANGE OF NAME
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved.   
33. SRL
PTN OF EVA NIETO FRAGOSO
SPR-87385
CHANGE OF NAME
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved.   
34. SRL
PTN OF ASHLYNN NICOLE ESTELLE ALLEN
SPR-87402
CHANGE OF NAME
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved.   
35. CANNATA, T
       DENNIS, A
       FLITNER, J
       GARDNER, L
       JAMES, M
       RAFFERTY, P
CONS OF FLORENCE EYLER
SPR-81521
CONT FROM 12/3/14
3RD ACCT & RPT, FEES
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved as requested. The Court finds that the $380.90 in costs paid to the attorney during the period of the account for postage and copying costs are part of normal overhead and are not approved. Petitioner is ordered to reimburse the Conservatee in the amount of $380.90, which may be offset against the fees awarded. Petitioner is directed to submit an order that conforms to this ruling.
 
36. KRUSE, D
CONS OF MAY G MILLER
SPR-84669
CONT FROM 12/3/14
ACCT & RPT, TERM OF C’SHIP
TENTATIVE RULING: Pursuant to Local Rule 6.4 G. 3 this matter is continued to March 25, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. in Department 18 pending an appointment of an executor/administrator of the probate estate.
 
 
37. ROWE, J
       SHINDLEDECKER, T
CONS OF DAVID ABEYTA
SPR-85746
2ND ACCT & RPT, FEES
 
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 
 
38. MALKIN, D
       POZZI, K
LTD CONS OF RYAN TERRY
SPR-86864
FEES
TENTATIVE RULING: The petition is approved as prayed with conservator fees approved in the sum of $$387.00 and attorney fees approved in the sum of $7,938.00. 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 limited conservatee.   Attorney costs are approved in the sum of $551.00.  No basis for recovery of costs in the sum of $18.30 for copies was provided; these appear to be part of normal overhead are not approved. Bond is reduced to $169,000.
 
39. SPAULDING, G
CONS OF WILLIAM E WOLF
SPR-87356
APPT OF C’TOR
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 
 
40. BROOME, M
CONS OF WILMA S FOWLER
SPR-87365
APPT OF C’TOR (E)
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. Counsel for petitioner is directed to prepare an order in conformance with the Court’s order.
 
41. NORTON, T, obo executor
       HESS, S, obo Michael Ferreira
       MACLEOD, J, obo Michael Ferreira
       NOBLE, B, obo Vickey Snure
       O’BRIEN, P, obo executor
EST OF JOHN MOHAR
SPR-85403
CONT FROM 1/21/15
PTN TO ESTAB CLAIM OF OWNERSHIP TO PROP & TRANSFER TO ESTATE
 
TENTATIVE RULING: Appearances are required at 8:30 a.m. on petitioner’s request for a jury trial.
  
 

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