Apr 17, 2014

TENTATIVE RULINGS

Probate Calendar

4/16/14  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:  No trust or decedent estate matters will be heard on July 9

 

 

1.  FRANCESCHINI, R

EST OF REBECA L EMMONS

SPR-86531

PROBATE OF WILL

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

2.  SIZEMORE, P

EST OF JANN YOUNGER

SPR-86429

CONT FROM 3/12/14

LTRS OF ADMIN

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

3.  McAVOY, C

EST OF FREDERICH J BLEICHERT

SPR-86495

LTRS OF ADMIN

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

4.  WIGDAHL, L

EST OF DELORES M NOYER

SPR-86524

LTRS OF ADMIN

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

5.  DeMEO, J

     SINIGIANI, C

EST OF THOMAS JEFFREY HAUTH

SPR-86532

LTRS OF ADMIN

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

6.  RICHARDSON, S, obo petitioner

     CAVANAUGH, C, obo executor

EST OF DUANE J BELLINGER

SPR-86539

LTRS OF ADMIN

TENTATIVE RULING: The petition for letters of administration is dismissed.  Where the decedent’s will has been admitted to probate in another jurisdiction, the Court cannot entertain a petition for letters of administration.

7.  GULLOTTA, E

EST OF VICTOR RICARDO GARCIA

SPR-86545

LTRS OF ADMIN

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

8.  EDGAR, D

EST OF MARIJANE BUTLER

SPR-82341

ACCT & RPT, FINAL DIST

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

9.  DISHAROON, R

     GOLDBERG, S

     HESS, S

     FISHER, K

     BEAM, K

EST OF ALVIN HANSEN

SPR-84301

CONT FROM 3/12/14

ACCT & RPT, FINAL DIST, FEES

TENTATIVE RULING: Continued to May 28 at 8:30 a.m., by agreement of counsel.

10. FISHMAN, W

EST OF MARY WEDEMEYER

SPR-85571

ACCT & RPT, FINAL DIST, FEES

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

11. KELLY, J

EST OF DIANE J SMITH

SPR-85664

ACCT & RPT, FINAL DIST, FEES

TENTATIVE RULING: Continued to May 28 at 8:30 a.m., at request of counsel.

12. MICKELSEN, M

EST OF HEDWIG SWEENEY

SPR-85882

WAIVER OF ACCT & RPT, FINAL DIST, FEES

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

13. FURST, P

      HAEUSER, T

      KATZ, C

      MCNEIL, P

      MOYE, P

      O’KEEFE, G

      ROVAI, G

TRUST OF THOMAS PENDERGAST

SPR-84457

7TH ACCT & RPT, FEES,

TENTATIVE RULING:  The 7th Account and Report is approved with attorney fees approved in the sum of $2,250.00.  In making this determination the Court has considered the value to the trust estate, the nature and difficulty of the tasks performed, the time spent, the results achieved, and the benefit to the beneficiary. 

14. GULLOTTA, E

EST OF HELEN VAN ZANDT

SPR-84702

PTN FOR DIST OF REMAINING ASSETS DISTRIBUTABLE TO JULIE JONES PER ORDER FOR FINAL DIST DUE TO DEATH PRIOR TO TRANSFER

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

15.  DE MARTINI, J, obo petitioner

       SPAULDING, G, obo respondent  

TRUST OF NORMAN WILSON & ELEANORE WILSON

SPR-84872

CONT FROM 1/15/14

SETTLEMENT

TENTATIVE RULING: Appearances are required at 8:30 a.m. on status of the settlement.

16. HANDELMAN, A

      WILSON, E

1992 TRUST OF BOEHM FAMILY

SPR-85621

CONT FROM 3/26/14

PTN FOR ACCTG, FOR ORDER DIR SALE & DIST OF TRUST ASSETS, SUSPENSION OF TTEE PENDING REMOVAL & APPT OF TEMP SUCC TTEE;  PTN FOR INSTRUCTIONS

TENTATIVE RULING: Appearances are required at 8:30 a.m. on the petition for accounting and removal of trustee, and on the petition for instructions regarding (A) violation by Denise Gebb of the trust no-contest clause, (b) the trustees retaining a reserve for further administrative expenses, contingent liabilities, etc., (C) the trustee’s preliminary distributions to the beneficiaries, and (D) proposed action regarding the remaining real trust property. 

17. GOLDBERG, S

      HESS, S

      FISHER, K

      BEAM, K

TRUST OF ALVIN HANSEN

SPR-85803

CONT FROM 3/12/14

PTN TO ESTAB OWNERSHIP OF PROP HELD IN TRUST

TENTATIVE RULING: Continued to May 28 at 8:30 a.m., by agreement of counsel.

18.  PASSALACQUA, R, obo trustee

       SIZEMORE, P, obo former trustee

GLEN H & LOUISE K BURR TRUST

SPR-86133

CONT FROM 3/26/14

COMPLIANCE

TENTATIVE RULING: Appearances are required at 8:30 a.m. on the petition for removal of trustee.

19.  CYPHERS, K, obo petitioner

       WELTY, M, obo petitioner

       WEAVER, J, obo petitioner

       NEIBARON, G, obo objectors

       NEISINGH, T, SRL

REVOCABLE TRUST OF EUGENE STEPHEN NEISINGH

SPR-86291

CONT FROM 3/19/14

PTN TO CONFIRM TRUST’S TITLE TO PROPERTY

TENTATIVE RULING: The Court orders that Mary Gwendolyn Neisingh, as successor trustee of the Eugene Stephen Neisingh 2002 Revocable Trust, is the owner of that real property located in Sonoma County, California, described as Assessor Parcel Number 173-260-003, including the portion referred to in the pleadings as “Parcel Six.”   

20. BIRNIE, T

TRUST OF MARK A HOPKINS

SPR-86485

PTN RE TITLE TO PROPERTY

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

21. BIRNIE, T

TRUST OF LEDA G ERES

SPR-86486

PTN FOR ORDER ACCEPTING REJECTION OF TRUST & TO FILL VACANCY IN THE OFC OF TTEE

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

22. EBERTS, A

TRUST FOR CLIFFORD G MUSIC JR

SPR-86504

APPT OF SUCCESSOR

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

23. SINIGIANI, C

      CIALONE, F

      DRISCOLL, A

TRUST OF SCHLANGEN

SPR-86514

PTN FOR REMOVAL & REPLACEMENT OF TTEE, TO SURCHARGE TTEE, REVIEW OF ACCTS OF TTEE

TENTATIVE RULING: Continued to May 14 at 8:30 a.m., by agreement of counsel.

24. DENNIS, A

MATTER OF CUTMA ACCT FOR BRENNA BJORNESTAD

SPR-86526

PTN TO REMOVE CUSTODIAN & APPT SUCC CUST, PTN TO TRFR ASSETS TO SUCC CUST, PTN FOR ACCTG & SURCHARGE

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

25. SRL

PTN RE ARISBETH MADELYN GOMEZ

SPR-86408

CHANGE OF NAME

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

26. SRL

PTN OF NADIA E OROZCO

SPR-86409

CHANGE OF NAME

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

27. SRL

PTN OF GEORGE ZHAO

SPR-86426

CHANGE OF NAME

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

28. SRL

PTN OF HENDRIKUS G WILDSCHUT

SPR-86438

CHANGE OF NAME

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

29. SRL

CONFIDENTIAL PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME

SPR-86445

CHANGE OF NAME

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

30. DUBOIS, C

      PASSARINO, G

      SIZEMORE, P

CONS OF ROBERT PRUSHKO

SPR-53186

CONT FROM 3/19/14

ACCT & RPT, FEES

TENTATIVE RULING:  Continued to May 7, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. in Department 18 for compliance with the Court’s previous order of March 19, 2014; specifically, to file the updated schedules with the court for the court’s file.  The document shall be in proper form for filing with the court. 

31. HAEUSER, T

      STONE, S

      WIGDAHL, L

CONS/TRUST OF MICHAEL CARR

SPR-59105

6TH ACCT & RPT, FEES

TENTATIVE RULING:  The 6th Account and Report is approved with trustee fees approved in the sum of $6,930.41 of which $4,255.68 has been already been paid.  In making this determination the Court has considered the value to the trust estate, the nature and difficulty of the tasks performed, the time spent, the results achieved, and the benefit to the beneficiary.  Attorney fees are approved as prayed.  Authorization to pay Washington attorney fees up to $2,000.00 is approved as prayed.  Bond is increased to $1,421,000.00. 

32. CAMPOPIANO, H

      SO CO COUNSEL     

CONS OF LAUREN MILLER

SPR-78146

CONT FROM 3/26/14

PTN FOR INSTRUCTIONS

TENTATIVE RULING:  Continued to April 30, 2014 at 8:30 a.m.  in Department 18 at the request of County Counsel. 

33. STERNFELD, J

      WIGDAHL, L

CONS OF BEVERLY JAYNE

SPR-79793

2ND ACCT & RPT, FEES

TENTATIVE RULING:  Approved.       

34. FISHMAN, W

      GARDNER, L

      NORTON, T

CONS OF BARBARA ANDRADE

SPR-85321

CONT FROM 4/2/14

STATUS RPT, SETTLEMENT, SANCTIONS

TENTATIVE RULING:  Appearances required to present the status of the settlement agreement and the signing and submission of settlement agreement papers as well as sanctions for non-response.

35. KELLY, C

      DENNIS, A

 

CONS OF KATHLENE KEEPES

SPR-85561

ATTY FEES

TENTATIVE RULING:  Approved. 

36. RANYAK, SYLVIA L., SRL

CONS OF CRYSTAL RANYAK

SPR-86560

APPT OF TEMP C’TOR

TENTATIVE RULING:  Approved.   

 

© 2014 Superior Court of Sonoma County