Dec 21, 2014
TENTATIVE RULINGS
Probate Calendar
12/10/14 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.  SIMI, R
      EBERTS, A
EST OF PENELOPE J AVERA
SPR-87179
PROBATE OF WILL & ADMIN WWA
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 
2.   TASKER, L
EST OF MICHAEL DANIEL SMITH
SPR-87252
PROBATE OF WILL & ADMIN WWA
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 
3.   FREEMAN, M
     
EST OF EUNICE A SMITH
SPR-87222
LTRS OF ADMIN
TENTATIVE RULING: The Court appoints Thomas Dorman and Kathe Dorman as co-administrators of the estate. 
4.   BIRNIE, T
EST OF JAMES A SKIKOS
SPR-87228
LTRS OF ADMIN
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 
5.   PALLEY, J
EST OF ANDREA KATHLEEN STEIN
SPR-87240
LTRS OF ADMIN
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 
6.   ZATMAN, M
EST OF MIKOL WAYNE STEWART
SPR-87288
LTRS OF ADMIN
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 
7.   NAUMAN, D
EST OF ROSE ANNE BENSON
SPR-87290
LTRS OF ADMIN
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 
8.   KITTLESON, M
EST OF KENNETH WAYNE VAUGHN
SPR-86720
CONFIRM SALE OF R/P
TENTATIVE RULING: Appearances are required at 8:30 a.m. for confirmation of sale of real property.
9.   DAVIS, D
EST OF MICHAEL LESKAR
SPR-83666
FEES, WAIVER OF ACCT & RPT, FINAL DIST
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 
10. MACKAY, B
EST OF DANIEL L BYRNE
SPR-85634
WAIVER OF ACCT & RPT, FINAL DIST, FEES
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 
11. SARTORI, D
EST OF HERBERT DEARDORFF JR
SPR-85842
WAIVER OF ACCT & RPT, FINAL DIST, FEES
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 
12. PASSALACQUA, R
EST OF MARGARET ANNA DAUNCH
SPR-86147
WAIVER OF ACCT & RPT, FINAL DIST, FEES
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 
13. GULLOTTA, E
EST OF JULIE ANN JONES
SPR-86199
WAIVER OF ACCT & RPT, FINAL DIST, FEES
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 
14. MAIZE, R
EST OF DANIELLE L KAUFMAN
SPR-86225
FINAL DIST & RPT, FEES
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 
15. TILLSON, J
EST OF KAE W NELSON
SPR-86271
PRELIM DIST
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 
16. MAXWELL, V
       PERLMAN, A
EST OF DEBORAH GRAINGER
SPR-86304
WAIVER OF ACCT & RPT, FINAL DIST, FEES
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 
17. DAVIS, D
EST OF MARY LOUISE BURKE
SPR-86339
WAIVER OF ACCT & RPT, FINAL DIST, FEES
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 
18. DAVIS, D
EST OF ROBERT LOUIS BURKE
SPR-86371
WAIVER OF ACCT & RPT, FINAL DIST, FEES
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 
19. CYPHERS, K
EST OF JACQUELINE L FLORENCE
SPR-86625
WAIVER OF ACCT & RPT, FINAL DIST, FEES
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 
20. INGERSOLL, K
EST OF GARY CODY MITCHELL
SPR-86742
FEES
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 
21. ADAMS, B
       DENNIS, A
TRUST OF BEARDALL FAMILY
SPR-80210
PTN TO ENFORCE SETTLEMENT AGMT & MOD LEGAL DESC IN DOT
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 
22. GOLDBERG, S
      HESS, S
      FISHER, K
      BEAM, K
      KNUDSON, W T
TRUST OF ALVIN HANSEN
SPR-85803
CONT FROM 10/22/14
PETITION TO ESTAB OWNERSHIP INTEREST
TENTATIVE RULING: A dismissal was filed on December 3, 2014.
23. HAEUSER, T
       JOHNSTON, T
       THOMAS, R
EST OF LAURA RENNE CRANE
SPR-86223
PTN FOR ORDER FIXING COSTS & ATTY FEES & DIRECTING PYMT FROM BENEFICIARY
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 
24. ADAMS, B
       BABB, S
       CAMPOPIANO, H
       DAVIS, D
       GARDNER, L
       GOLDBERG, S
       HESS, S
       MAHANTA, L
       NORTON, T
       O’NEILL, S
       WARREN, L 
TRUST OF LAWRENCE A & ROSEANN BERTOLINI
SPR-86281
CONT FROM 11/26/14
PTN FOR INSTRUCS
TENTATIVE RULING: The Court orders that Deborah Wagner is relieved of any duties or obligations to the Survivor’s Trust and its beneficiaries, including but not limited to the obligations set forth in Probate Code § 1600 et seq. Further, Ms. Wagner shall have no liability to the Survivor’s Trust or its beneficiaries in connection with defending the Third and Fourth Amendments to the Survivor’s Trust or the outcome of the pending litigation concerning those amendments. 
25. EPSTEIN, P
       GULLOTTA, E
TRUST OF WEST FAMILY
SPR-86854
CONT FROM 11/12/14
TENTATIVE RULING: Continued to January 21, 2015, at 8:30 a.m., by agreement of counsel.
26. DENNIS, A
       FISHMAN, W 
TRUST OF GLORIA A BERGER
SPR-87151
PTN FOR REMOVAL OF TTEE & IMMEDIATE SUSPENSION OF POWERS, APPT SUCC TTEE, FOR SURCHARGE OBJ TO ACCTG
TENTATIVE RULING: Continued to February 11, 2015, at 8:30 a.m., by agreement of counsel.
27. PASSALACQUA, T
TRUST OF WILLIAM G ATKINSON
SPR-87203
1ST & FINAL ACCT & RPT OF SUCC TTEE PTN FOR SETTLEMENT
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 
28. MANWELL, M
TRUST OF ROSEMARIE BLOOD
SPR-87248
1ST ACCT & RPT
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 
29. SHINDLEDECKER, T
TRUST OF MALCOLM FAMILY
SPR-87251
PTN FOR INSTRUCS
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 
30. KNUDSON, W
EST OF ROBB BORTZ OLLETT
SPR-87265
SPOUSAL PROPERTY PETITION
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 
31. HANDELMAN, A
TRUST OF DROLL FAMILY
SPR-87271
PTN TO ESTAB A SINGLE TRUST UNDER THE TRUST INSTRUMENT
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 
32. PASSALACQUA, T
TRUST OF RUDOLF F KLAVER
SPR-87304
PTN TO MODIFY IRREV TRUST
TENTATIVE RULING: On November 20, 2014, the Court approved this petition on the ex parte calendar.
33. SRL
PTN OF MARGARET CAZEDESSUS
SPR-87023
CHANGE OF NAME
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved.   
34. SRL
PTN RE WALTER COLLIN HAMMAKER
SPR-87078
CHANGE OF NAME
TENTATIVE RULING: Appearances are required at 8:30 a.m. on the petition for change of name.
35. SRL
PTN OF MOIRA LEE FITZGERALD
SPR-87174
CHANGE OF NAME
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 
36. SRL
PTN OF JOREN JONAH ALFRED LANNING
SPR-87218
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 January 21, 2015, at 8:30 a.m.
37. SRL
PTN OF LAURA ESMERALDA SANCHEZ LOPEZ
SPR-87224
CHANGE OF NAME
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 
38. SRL
PTN OF ANNE ELIZABETH PERSEUS QUINN
SPR-87225
CHANGE OF NAME
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 
39. SRL
PTN OF YELISAVETA ARTUROVNA MIRONOVA
SPR-87230
CHANGE OF NAME
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 
40. SRL
PTN OF TRAVIS RAMON ATKINS CANELA
SPR-87238
CHANGE OF NAME
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 
41. FISHER, R 
GDN OF DARIAN SHELTON
SPR-81893
3RD ACCT & RPT
TERM OF G’SHIP
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. Guardian fees and costs are approved as prayed. Attorney fees are approved in the sum of $6,332.70. 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. Attorney costs are denied as normal costs of overhead. Upon distribution and payment of fees and costs, the guardian is discharged. 
42. DE LA FOREST, C
       NORTON, T
CONS OF LUCILLE WARDELL
SPR-85102
PTN FOR SUBST JDGMNT TO CREATE A WILL FOR C’TEE/PTN FOR ATTORNEY FEES
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 
43. INGERSOLL, K
       SO CO PD
CONS OF RICHARD S MILLER
SPR-86757
CONT FROM 8/27/14
APPT OF C’TOR
TENTATIVE RULING: Appearances required at 8:30 a.m.
44. LEVY, J
GDN OF TAI A ZIATZ
SPR-87258
APPT OF GDN
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. Bond is temporarily waived. The issue of bond is continued to February 11, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. in Department 18. Counsel shall prepare an order in conformance with the court’s ruling. 
45. BROOME, M
CONS OF WILMA S FOWLER
SPR-87365
APPT OF TEMP C’TOR
TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 
46. CYPHERS, K
       WEAVER, J
       NEIBARON, G
 
TRUST OF EUGENE STEPHEN NEISINGH
SPR-86291
CONT FROM 12/3/14
PTN TO COMPEL TTEE TO ACCT
TENTATIVE RULING: Appearances are required at 8:30 a.m. on the petition to compel trustee to account.
47. CIALONE, F
       DRISCOLL, A
       HINES, D
       LASSART, J
       PIASTA, J
       SINIGIANI, C
TRUST OF SCHLANGEN
SPR-86514
CONT FROM 12/3/14
MOTION TO EXTEND TIME
TENTATIVE RULING: The petition for settlement of accounts is continued to February 5, 2015, at 8:30 a.m., to trail Law & Motion proceedings. Based on the response, Petitioner’s a motion for an extension of time to move to compel further discovery responses is moot. The parties stipulated to an extension to December 17, 2014 for Petitioner to bring a motion to compel.
48. ADAMS, B
       FRONEBERGER, H
       JOHNSTON, R
       SINIGIANI, C
       WIGDAHL, L
EST OF MARY ELIZABETH DAVIS
SPR-83949
CONT FROM 10/22/14
PTN TO ESTAB OWNERSHIP TO PROPERTY
 
TENTATIVE RULING: Continued to February 11, 2015, at 8:30 a.m., by agreement of counsel.
49. ASPELIN, J
CONS OF JOSEPH BOTTINO
SPR-87118
CONT FROM 11/26/14
APPT OF C’TOR
TENTATIVE RULING: Appearances required at 8:30 a.m.
 
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