Jul 07, 2015

TENTATIVE RULINGS

Probate Calendar

7/1/15 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. 

 

ANNOUNCEMENT:  There is no probate calendar on July 22.

 

 

1.  SINIGIANI, C

EST OF PEGGY ANNE HOWARD

SPR-87917

PROBATE OF WILL

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

2.  GOLDBERG, S

     HARRIS, J

EST OF JOSEPH T MARTIN

SPR-87948

PROBATE OF WILL

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

3.  SRL, petitioner

     MILKS, J

EST OF NELL HELEN MAYBERRY

SPR-87954

PROBATE OF WILL

TENTATIVE RULING: Continued to August 5 at 8:30 a.m., at request of counsel.

4.  TASKER, C

EST OF ARLENE SELMA DUMAS

SPR-87960

PROBATE OF WILL

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

5.  SRL

EST OF PAT KADEN

SPR-87973

PROBATE OF WILL

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

6.  INGERSOLL, K

     SINIGIANI, C

EST OF WILLIAM DOYLE CAMPBELL

SPR-87824

CONT FROM 6/3/15

LTRS OF ADMIN (x2)

TENTATIVE RULING: Continued to July 8 at 8:30 a.m., for the parties or their respective counsel to meet and confer in a good faith attempt to resolve the controversy, as required by Sonoma County Rule 6.2 G(2). 

7.  SRL

EST OF DEBRA ANN MARTINEZ

SPR-87951

LTRS OF ADMIN

TENTATIVE RULING: Continued to August 26 at 8:30 a.m., due to numerous defects in the petition.  The Court urges petitioner to consult a member of the State Bar of California for legal advice, particularly since small estates normally can be processed without the need for a court proceeding.

8.  ADAMS, B

EST OF PATRICIA SHEEHAN

SPR-86671

CONFIRM SALE OF REAL PROPERTY     

TENTATIVE RULING: Appearances are required at 8:30 a.m. on the report of sale and petition for order confirming sale of real property.

9.  TINNEY, J

EST OF IRENE H POFF

SPR-87393

ACCT & RPT, FINAL DIST, FEES

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

10.  ANDREWS, W

       WARGO, R

EST OF NICHOLAS J RULE

SPR-87460

WAIVER OF ACCT & RPT, FINAL DIST, FEES

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved; the Court has modified the order to delete a redundancy. 

11.  HANDELMAN, A

       WILSON, E

TRUST OF BOEHM FAMILY

SPR-85621

PTN FOR SETTLEMENT AGMNT

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

12.  AGUILER, C

       BARTEL, K

       COLLIER, R

       KING, D

TRUST OF HAROLD & ELVA TRAFTON

SPR-86449

CONT FROM 5/13/15

PTN FOR REMOVAL OF TTEE, SUSPENSION OF POWERS, SURCHARGE FOR BREACH OF TRUST, APPT OF IND TTEE

TENTATIVE RULING: Continued to August 26 at 8:30 a.m., by agreement of counsel.

13.  COOKE, N

       LAMPING, J

       HANDELMAN, A 

TRUST OF KATHRYN J THOMAS

SPR-86450

CONT FROM 5/20/15

1ST ACCT & RPT OF TTEE, & FEES

TENTATIVE RULING: Continued to August 5 at 8:30 a.m., by agreement of counsel.

14.  AGUILAR, C

       BARTEL, K

       COLLIER, R

       MINTON, J

       RADDIE, T

TRUST OF H ROBERT & JEAN M TRAFTON

SPR-86480

CONT FROM 5/13/15

PTN TO REMOVE TTEE

 

TENTATIVE RULING: Continued to August 26 at 8:30 a.m., by agreement of counsel.

15.  CORLETT, D, obo petitioner

       PASSALACQUA, S, obo respndent

TRUST OF ALBERT & ELIZABETH M BRAWLEY

SPR-87783

CONT FROM 5/20/15

PTN FOR INSTRUCS & AUTHO TTEE TO SELL TRUST R/P

TENTATIVE RULING: Appearances are required at 8:30 a.m. on the petition for order instructing and authorizing trustee to sell trust real property.

16.  SINIGIANI, C, obo petitioner

       LEVINE, R, obo objector

SUZANNE R RYAN REVOCABLE TRUST

 

SPR-87838

CONT FROM 6/3/15

PTN CONFIRMING SUCC TTEE & CONFIRM & TRFR TRUST PROP TO TRUST

TENTATIVE RULING: Continued to the Law & Motion calendar on October 7 at 3:30 p.m., by agreement of counsel.

17. BROWN, D

PEGGY POCHINI REVOCABLE TRUST

SPR-87851

PTN RE TITLE TO OR POSSESSION OF TRUST PROPERTY

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

18. TINNEY, J

TRUST OF GEORGE BACIGALUPI

SPR-87927

PTN FOR INSTRUCTIONS

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

19. GIZZI, S, obo petitioner

      PETERS, H, obo petitioner

      MILLER, M, obo respondent

CAZADERO FAMILY TRUST

SPR-87928

PTN FOR ACCTG; REMOVAL OF TTEE; APPT OF SUCC TTEE; DAMAGES FOR BREACH OF FIDUCIARY DUTY; SET ASIDE TRFR OF COMM PROP & ATTY FEES

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

20. BURGER, R

EST OF KATHLEEN GOMES-FEICKERT

SPR-87968

SPOUSAL PROPERTY PETITION

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

21. SRL

EST OF ANDREW C GORDON

SPR-87972

SPOUSAL PROPERTY PETITION

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

22. McCULLOUGH, K

      STERLING, T

TRUST OF KENNETT

SPR-87980

PTN FOR APPROVAL OF AMENDMENT OF IRREV TRUST

TENTATIVE RULING: Continued to July 29 at 8:30 a.m., for compliance with Probate Code § 17203.

23. SRL

PTN OF JENNIFER LAUDERO

SPR-87790

CONT FROM 6/3/15

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 August 5 at 8:30 a.m., at which time the petition will be dismissed unless proof of publication has been filed.

24. SRL

PTN OF BAI K ZHENG

SPR-87902

CHANGE OF NAME

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

25. SRL

PTN OF ANTHONY M McCARTY-DOWELL & RE AUBREE M DOWELL

SPR-87903

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 August 5 at 8:30 a.m.

26. SRL

PTN OF KOMSAN JOSHUA KRAMER

SPR-87978

CHANGE OF NAME

TENTATIVE RULING: If the first installment of the filing fee is received prior to the hearing date, the petition for change of name is approved.  If not, the matter is continued to August 5 at 8:30 p.m. for payment of fees pursuant to Government Code § 70611.

27.

LTD CONS OF SCOTT HAUPT

SPR-73232

7TH ACCT & RPT, FEES

TENTATIVE RULING:  Approved. 

28. RONDON, B

CONS OF RUTH HODGES

SPR-85853

1ST ACCT & RPT, FEES

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

29. LIBICKI, S

      SO CO PD

CONS OF E.C. PHILLIPS SR

SPR-87591

CONT FROM 6/3/15

APPT OF C’TOR

TENTATIVE RULING:  Continued to July 22, 2015 at 8:30 a.m., for further investigation and to allow the court appointed attorney time to interview the parties and prepare their report.

30. SO CO PD

      STERNFELD, J

CONS OF CHRISTOPHER WOOD

SPR-87868

APPT OF C’TOR

TENTATIVE RULING:  Approved. 

31. BOLT, J

      DENNIS, A

CONS OF CHARLES HOBART PAGE

SPR-87906

APPT OF C’TOR

TENTATIVE RULING:  Continued to August 5, 2015, at 8:30 a.m.    

 

Objections have been filed and, pursuant to SCLR 6.2G, the parties are directed to meet and confer and make a reasonable and good faith attempt to informally resolve the controversy at a face-to-face conference, before any hearing of the contested petition.  If such resolution is not possible, then each party shall file a Statement of Issues and ADR Information Sheet at least five (5) court days before the hearing.  The Statement of Issues shall be filed on or before July 29, 2015, and served on the Office of the Court Investigator, on or before July 29, 2015.

32.

CONS OF ROSAMARIA GARCIA

SPR-87962

APPT OF C’TOR

TENTATIVE RULING:  Having considered the Report of the Court Investigator, filed on June 26, 2015, the Court continues the petition for appointment of probate conservator of the person to July 29, 2015 at 8:30 a.m.  The Sonoma County Public Defender is appointed to represent the proposed conservatee in the conservatorship proceeding.  Court appointed counsel’s report is to be filed and served no later than 5 days prior to the hearing set on July 29, 2015.  The Office of the Probate Court Investigator is directed to serve court appointed counsel with all pleadings and file a proof of service with the court.

 

The petition for exclusive authority to give consent for medical treatment is denied.

 

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