Feb 09, 2016

TENTATIVE RULINGS

Probate Calendar

2/3/16  8:30 a.m.

Courtroom 18 – Judge René Chouteau

 

 

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.   METHVEN, B, obo Mark Finley, ptr

      SAX, R, obo D Landers, objector

      FISHER, R J

EST OF GEORGE M CARR

SPR-42870

LTRS OF ADMIN

TENTATIVE RULING: Continued to February 24 at 8:30 a.m., to be heard together with Estate of Betty Jane Borbe (SPR-88673).

2.   SRL

EST OF JOSEPH LEE SCOTT

SPR-88286

CONT FROM 12/30/15

PROBATE OF WILL

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

3.   GLADDEN, M, obo Nataline Buchignani

       MARAVIGLIA, D, obo Nataline Buchignani

      SINIGIANI, C, obo G & G Buchignani

EST OF EUGENE N BUCHIGNANI

SPR-88506

CONT FROM 1/6/16

PROBATE OF WILL

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

4.   HANDELMAN, A, obo Cynthia Phelan

      MANWELL, M, obo Julie Carlson

EST OF EDWARD J PHELAN

SPR-88632

PROBATE OF WILL

TENTATIVE RULING: Continued to February 24 at 8:30 a.m., for the parties or counsel to meet and confer.

5.   MARAVIGLIA, D

EST OF GORDAN DENNIS GARY

SPR-88639

PROBATE OF WILL

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

6.   GARDNER, L

EST OF CHARLES FREDRICK ROSE

SPR-88600

LTRS OF ADMIN

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

7.   GARDNER, L

EST OF JUDITH LOUISE SONNENSCHEIN

SPR-88601

LTRS OF ADMIN

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

8.   SIMI, R

EST OF KIMBERLEE K HILL

SPR-88614

LTRS OF ADMIN

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

9.   JOHNSTON, R

      THOMAS, R

EST OF ARTHUR DALE WEINSHANK

SPR-88624

LTRS OF ADMIN

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

10.  OLSEN, S

EST OF LAWRENCE LEE OLSEN

SPR-88638

LTRS OF ADMIN

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

11.  FISHER, R J

EST OF LORRAINE C MEADOWS

SPR-88648

LTRS OF ADMIN

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

12.  FISHER, R J

EST OF MICHAEL P SELINSKY

SPR-88649

LTRS OF ADMIN

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

13.  HESS, S, obo Kathleen Hughes

       WARGO, R, obo Kathleen Hughes

       MACLEOD, J, obo Kathleen Hughes

       NAUMAN, D, obo Opal Hughes

EST OF DIANNE HUGHES

SPR-84773

CONT FROM 1/6/16

ACCT & RPT, FINAL DIST, FEES

TENTATIVE RULING: The Court approves the Petition for Approval and Settlement of Account. 

14.  ANDREWS, W, obo Rodney Aguilar

       NOBLE, B, obo Rodney Aguilar

       BORBA, J, obo Danita Aguilar

EST OF ETHEL AGUILAR

SPR-85263

CONT FROM 1/6/16

ACCT & RPT, FINAL DIST, FEES

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

15.  KALLER, J

EST OF JAMES THOMAS SWEENEY

SPR-85612

ACCT & RPT, FINAL DIST, FEES

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

16.  PIASTA, J, obo Nercilla Lewers

       FINN, obo Nercilla Lewers

       CARR, J, obo Philip Ponzo

       GRAVES, B, obo Philip Ponzo, trustee

TRUST OF JUANITA LOUISE PONZO

SPR-86576

CONT FROM 11/20/15

FURTHER PROCEEDINGS

TENTATIVE RULING: Appearances are required at 8:30 a.m. for status conference.

17.  RIEDE, R

EST OF LYNNE MARIE JOHNSON

SPR-87961

WAIVER OF ACCT & RPT, FINAL DIST, FEES

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

18.  FISHMAN, W, obo L. and R. Brooks

       NOBLE, B, obo Diana Marconcini

EST OF ADELA MARCONCINI

SPR-82398

CONT FROM 12/2/15

SETTLEMENT/MEDIATION STATUS

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

19.  WIGDAHL, L, obo S. Ocaña, trustee

KALDENBERG 2001 TRUST

SPR-87672

ACCTG; PTN FOR INSTRUCS & FOR SURCHARGE OF REMOVED TTEE

TENTATIVE RULING: The hearing on Shelley Ocaña’s reconstructed accounting, for instructions and for surcharge is continued to March 16 at 8:30 a.m.  Evelyn Suzanne Neuendorff, the removed trustee, shall file and serve her responses to the reconstructed accounting on or before February 17, 2016.  The successor trustee shall serve and file her pleadings and request for surcharge on or before March 2, 2016.  All meet and confer statements shall be filed and served on or before March 9, 2016. 

20.  BABB, S, obo Nadine Takahashi

       SINIGIANI, C, obo Joanne, James & Rainbow

       INGERSOLL, K, administrator

EST OF WILLIAM D CAMPBELL

 

CONT FROM 1/13/16

PTN TO DETERMINE ENTITLEMENT TO ESTATE DISTRIBUTION

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

21.  ADAMS, B, obo former trustee

       NORTON, T, obo Victoria Mall

       ZAKASKY, J, obo Elizabeth Torre

MALL & COPELAND LIVING TRUST

SPR-87887

1ST & FINAL ACCT & RPT OF INTERIM SUCCESSOR TTE & APPT OF SUCC TTEE

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

22.  DEJONG, J, obo co-executors

       CALLAHAN, C, obo co-executors

EST OF VIRGIL PAUL MORGAN

SPR-88059

REQ EXT OF TIME TO FILE I & A

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

23.  SINK, T, obo P. Paquette, trustee

       ADAMS, B, obo P. Paquette, trustee

       FULLERTON, R, obo K. Oliver, objr

       BIRNIE, T, obo Steven Oliver, objr

BARBARA J OLIVER 2008 TRUST

SPR-88358

CONT FROM 11/18/15

1ST ACCT & RPT & 2ND ACCT & RPT FROM SUCC TTEE

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

24.  INGERSOLL, K, obo co-trustee

       MAYHEW, K, obo objectors

       DOSTALOVA-BUSICK, A, obo objtrs

GLENN S & DOLLIE STEFFENSON TRUST

SPR-88415

CONT FROM 1/6/16

1ST ACCT & RPT, FEES

TENTATIVE RULING: Appearances are required at 8:30 a.m. on the petition for approval of first account and report, etc.

25.  BROCKWAY, G, obo David Stevens

       EBERTS, A, obo David Stevens

       ROBESON, R, obo Leah Stevens

    

STEVENS TRUST DATED 6/1/1998

SPR-88432

CONT FROM 12/30/15

HEARING ON OBJECTIONS

TENTATIVE RULING: Appearances are required at 8:30 a.m. on the petition of David R. Stevens for declaratory relief, mandatory relief, and money damages.

26.  SHINDLEDECKER, T, obo P. Andrews

          HESS, S, obo Mark Andrews

        ANDREWS, W, obo Mark Andrews

HELEN A ANDREWS TRUST

SPR-88617

PTN FOR ORDER REMOVING TTEE, SURCHARGE FOR BREACH OF TRUST, APPT TEMP TTEE & BOND

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

27.  SRL

PTN OF BRANDON LEE SIMPSON

SPR-88409

CONT FROM 12/30/15

CHANGE OF NAME

TENTATIVE RULING:  If proof of publication is filed prior to the hearing date, the petition is granted.  If not, the petition is dismissed.

28.  SRL

PTN OF SIGNE ROSE POULSEN-COHEN

SPR-88571

CHANGE OF NAME

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

29.  SRL

PTN OF SIOBHAN KAI O’SHEA

SPR-88588

CHANGE OF NAME

TENTATIVE RULING: The petition for change of name is approved. 

30.  SRL

PTN OF SHELBY MUNSCH

SPR-88589

CHANGE OF NAME

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

31.  SRL

PTN OF MARIA DEL CARMEN VALENCIA

SPR-88594

CHANGE OF NAME

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

32.  SRL

PTN OF EVAN TOSTADO

SPR-88640

CHANGE OF NAME

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved. 

33.  ANDREWS, W

       STAGG, B

GDN OF ARIANA GARCIA

SPR-80902

ACCT & RPT, FEES

TENTATIVE RULING: Approved.

34.  GARDNER, L

       HAEUSER, T

       HOLDREDGE, J

       HOLDRIDGE, J

       MANWELL, M

       NORTON, T

       RONDON, B

       WIGDAHL, L

       YOUNG, M

CONS OF WANDA N ZIMPHER

SPR-84161

CONT FROM 1/20/16

ACCT & RPT

TENTATIVE RULING:  The Third Account and Report of the Conservator is continued to February 24, 2016 and the appointment of Successor Conservator of the Estate is continued to March 16, 2016 to allow time to confirm the candidate for the position of Conservator of the Estate and to file the petition for Successor.

35.  HALL, M

CONS OF DEBRA KASHMIR

SPR-88483

APPT OF C’TOR (P)

TENTATIVE RULING:  Continued to March 16, 2016, at 8:30 a.m., at request of counsel to determine whether a family member is available to become the conservator or to have a professional fiduciary appointed and to file an amended petition for that determination.  The temporary conservatorship shall remain in effect until March 17, 2016.

36.  SAX, R

CONS OF JOSEPHINE PUCCI

SPR-88630

APPT OF C’TOR (P)

TENTATIVE RULING:  Having received information from the Office of the Probate Court Investigator that objections will be filed to the petition for appointment of probate conservator, the hearing is continued to March 2, 2016, at 8:30 a.m.  The objector is directed to file and serve objections on or before February 10, 2016.  The objections shall be served on the Office of the Probate Court Investigator on or before February 10, 2016.

        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 February 24, 2016, and served on the Office of the Court Investigator, on or before February 24, 2016. 

37.  HARRIS, K

       PRINCE, G

       STENEBERG, J

JASPER GONZALES SNT

SPR-86814

CONT FROM 1/27/16

ACCT & RPT, FINAL DIST, FEES

TENTATIVE RULING:  The matter of Second Account and Report of Trustee, the Trustee’s fee, and revised attorney’s fees were approved per court ruling on January 27, 2016.

 

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