Oct 01, 2022
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Probate Division

Location: Civil and Family Law Courthouse, 3055 Cleveland Avenue, Santa Rosa CA 95403
For Mailing: Hall of Justice, 600 Administration Drive, Santa Rosa CA 95403

Office Hours: 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM Mon-Fri
Court Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Mon-Fri
(707) 521-6650 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Mon-Fri

Probate Calendar Information

Probate / Guardianships of the Estate / Conservatorship Ex Parte Matters

Ex partes regarding these matters are heard before the Probate judge

Emergency Ex Parte’s for Conservatorships, Decedent’s Estates, Guardianships of the Estate, and Trust matters:
AThis procedure is available for emergency orders and/or orders urgently needed to prevent irreparable harm or immediate danger to a person or property. Applications for Ex Parte Orders in matters related to conservatorships, decedent’s estates, and trust matters may be dropped off at the Sonoma County Court Clerk's office, Probate Division, during normal business hours or e-filed. The application must be submitted before 10:00 am. Orders will be available for pick-up or electronically returned to counsel or parties after 2:00 pm the same day unless otherwise ordered by the court. Please refer to Local Rule 6.2.H.

Non-Emergency “Drop-Off Ex Parte Matter” for Conservatorships, Decedent’s Estates, Guardianships of the Estate, and Trust matters:
This procedure is available for non-emergency orders and/or orders that do not have urgent needs to prevent irreparable harm or immediate danger to a person or property. Applications for Ex Parte Orders in matters related to conservatorships, decedent’s estates, and trust matters may be dropped off at the Sonoma County Court Clerk's office, Probate Division, during normal business hours or e-filed. The application must include “Drop-Off Ex Parte Matter” on the caption of the pleadings. Orders will be available for pick-up or electronically returned to counsel or parties after 2:00 pm on the day which is five (5) court days after the request is presented unless otherwise ordered by the court. Please refer to Local Rule 6.2.H.

Opposition: Opposition papers may be submitted in person at the Sonoma County Court Clerk's Office, Probate Division, or via e-File by 10:00 a.m. on the day the ex parte application is presented. If service of the opposition papers is not possible, an ex parte declaration shall be filed providing the reasons for the lack of service.

Probate Tentative Rulings

Probate tentative rulings are usually available on the day before the hearing, after 2:00 PM and Guardianships after 11:00 AM by calling (707) 521-6607, or by accessing the Tentative Ruling Website.

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