February 21, 2020

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Probate Notes

Questions regarding fees, forms or status of orderes should be directed to the Probate Unit of The Superior Court of California, County of Stanislaus Clerk's Office at 209-530-3100 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. -  4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.

Probate Examiner, Nina Wendt, may be reached at 209-530-3180 or nina.wendt@stanct.orgDue to the volume of calls received by the Probate Examiner, it may be necessary for you to leave a message. Telephone calls are returned daily at 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

It is the goal of the examiner to have probate notes posted five (5) calendar days prior to the hearing. If defects are noted, they must be corrected prior to approval of the moving papers.  If you are filing documents to cure technical defects, file-marked copies must be delivered to the Probate Examiner, City Towers Courthouse, 801 Tenth Street, Sixth Floor, Modesto, CA, at least three court days prior to the hearing.  For your convenience, a Drop Box is located at the security desk on the sixth floor.  If the door is closed, please slide your documents under the door.

Probate notes will be updated as needed when late-filed documents are reviewed.  Please note:  Late-filed documents that do not contain the hearing date in the caption require more time and effort to be matched to the files.  This may result in an otherwise avoidable continuance.

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2020

 

Department 22

8:30 a.m.

 

444600 MATTER OF FRANK E. DRULLINGER TRUST

Account Review Hearing continued from 09/19/19 and 12/19/19.

No documents filed since prior hearings.  Prior notes remain:

  • Need Sixth Account and Report of Successor Trustee.

Appearance by counsel mandatory.

 

2200904 ESTATE OF JOSE MARIO RAMIREZ JR.

Amended First and Final Account and Report and Petition for Final Distribution continued from 12/19/19:

  • Need Property Tax Certificate form completed and filed as box not marked in Inventory and Appraisal.
  • Need required language re inventory and Appraisal.
  • Page 3, line 22, of petition gives no total.
  • Page 4, paragraph 14, is incorrect as there is a large amount of money.
  • Need Schedule of loss as real property appraised at $400,000.00 and sold for $333,000.00.
  • Need recalculation of statutory fees.
  • Reimbursement made from sale of real property to beneficiaries without court order.  Need explanation.
  • Payment made to attorney without court order in amount of $2,270.34.  Need explanation.
  • Payment made to Legal Document Assistance without court order in amount of $990.00.  Need explanation.
  • Need Notice of Hearing on Amended Petition.

Appearance by counsel mandatory.

 

PR18000294 ESTATE OF CHARLES PHILLIP POLSTON

Account Review Hearing continued from 09/12/19 and 12/19/19.

No documents filed since prior hearings.  Prior notes remain:

  • Need Petition for Final Distribution or PrC§12200 Status Report of Administration with Notice of Hearing pursuant to PrC§12201.

Appearance by counsel mandatory.

 

PR18000672 ESTATE OF ANNETTE TALAMANTE

Account Review Hearing:

  • Need Petition for Final Distribution or PrC§12200 Status Report of Administration with Notice of Hearing pursuant to PrC§12201.

Appearance by counsel mandatory.

 

PR19000019 ESTATE OF SHARON YONAN

Account Review Hearing:

  • Need Petition for Final Distribution or PrC§12200 Status Report of Administration with Notice of Hearing pursuant to PrC§12201.

Appearance by counsel mandatory.

 

PR19000212 MATTER OF WILLIAM W. VENOBLE TRUST

Petition for an Order Declaring Transfer of Trust Real Property Void; Suspend and Remove Trustee and Appoint Successor Trustee; and for Other Relief for Breach of Trustee’s Fiduciary Duties continued from 05/15/19, 06/19/19, 09/19/19, 11/14/19 and 12/19/19.

No documents filed since prior hearings.  Prior notes remain:

  • Need proof of personal service to trustee.

Appearance by counsel mandatory.

 

PR19000438 ESTATE OF FRANCISCO ROMO GONZALEZ

Inventory Review Hearing.

Final Inventory and Appraisal on file.

Need Property Tax Certificate form completed and filed as box not marked in caption of Inventory and Appraisal.Recommend Account Review Hearing 10/22/20.

Appearance by counsel not required.

 

PR19000440 ESTATE OF ROBERT E. HEINZLE

Inventory Review Hearing continued from 12/1919.

No documents filed since prior hearing.  Prior notes remain:

  • Letters issued 06/19/19.  Inventory and Appraisal due 10/19/19.
  • Need Final Inventory and Appraisal.

Appearance by counsel mandatory.

 

PR19000490 ESTATE OF GLENN SCOTT DOLFIN

Inventory Review Hearing.

Final Inventory and Appraisal on file.

Recommend Account Review Hearing 08/21/20.

Appearance by counsel not required.

 

PR19000510 ESTATE OF JESUS RIVERA

Inventory Review Hearing:

  • Partial No. 1 Inventory and Appraisal on file.
  • Need Final Inventory and Appraisal.
  • Need Property Tax Certificate form completed and filed as box in caption of Inventory and Appraisal not marked.

Recommend continuance to 04/21/20 to allow time to obtain and file Final Inventory and Appraisal and Property Tax Certificate.

Appearance by counsel not required.

 

PR19000651 ESTATE OF JANET McCULLAR

Inventory Review Hearing.

Final Inventory and Appraisal on file.

Recommend confirm 03/19/20 hearing on Petition for Final Distribution on Waiver of Account.

Appearance by counsel not required.

 

PR19000806 ESTATE OF CHRISTEN A. HANSON

Petition for Letters of Administration continued from 09/12/19, 10/17/19 and 12/05/19.

No documents filed since prior hearings.  Prior notes remain:

  • Item 2b of petition omits name.
  • Item 3e(1) of petition incorrectly marked as there is no Will.
  • Item 3e(2) of petition incorrectly marked as there is no Will.
  • Need Waivers of Heirs attached as Attachment 3e(3).
  • Item 8 of petition omits relationships.
  • Need Letters with original signature.

Appearance by counsel mandatory.

 

PR19000899 ESTATE OF JAMES ERICK ROWELL

Order to Show Cause:

  • Re:  Failure to appear at 12/19/19 hearing as required.

Petition for Probate of Will and for Letters Testamentary continued from 10/18/19, 11/14/19 and 12/19/20:

  • Need Order.

Appearance by counsel ordered by court.

 

PR19001091 MATTER OF MARIA L. COUTO TRUST

Ex Parte Hearing for Order to Freeze Financial Accounts continued from 11/01/19, 11/04/19, 11/25/19 and 01/14/20:

  • Re:  Residence of Maria L. Couto.

Petition to Remove Maria L. Couto as Trustee and Appoint Elisa M. Martins as Successor Trustee continued from 01/14/20.

  • Objections on file.
  • Reply to Objections on file.

Possible Long Cause Matter.

Appearance by counsel mandatory.

 

PR19001163 MATTER OF BLACK FAMILY TRUST

Petition to Confirm Trust Real Property to Trust continued from 01/09/20.

Recommended for approval.

Court will sign submitted order, appearance not required.


PR19001184 ESTATE OF TRENT FREDERICK JOHNSON

Petition for Letters of Administration continued from 01/09/20:

  • Need Notice of Petition to Administer Estate for Amended Petition for Probate.
  • Need Proof of Publication on Amended Petition for Probate.

Recommend continuance to 03/26/20 to allow time to cure defects.

Appearance by counsel not required.

 

PR20000018 ESTATE OF EUEL VANCE ROBERTSON

Petition for Letters of Administration recommended for approval.

Recommend Inventory Review Hearing 08/20/20.

Court will sign submitted order, appearance not required.

 

PR20000024 MATTER OF FRANCIS JOHN BRUM LIVING TRUST

Petition for Order Confirming Real Property to Trust.

Recommended for approval.

Court will sign submitted order, appearance not required.

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2020

 

Department 22 

8:30 a.m.

 

336872 ESTATE OF NORA NARAGHI 

Related Case Nos. 387757 and 444380. 

Petition of Margaret Quattrin to Enforce Statements of Decision and Award of Arbitration: 

  • Sharon Naraghi’s Objection on file. 

Possible Long Cause.

Appearance by counsel mandatory.

 

387757 ESTATE OF HASHEM NARAGHI 

Related Case Nos. 336872 and 444380. 

Petition of Margaret Quattrin to Enforce Statements of Decision and Award of Arbitration: 

  • Sharon Naraghi’s Objection on file. 

Possible Long Cause. 

Appearance by counsel mandatory.

 

444380 MATTER OF NORA AND HASHEM NARAGHI SEPARATE PROPERTY TRUST 

Related Case Nos. 336872 and 387757. 

Petition of Margaret Quattrin to Enforce Statements of Decision and Award of Arbitration: 

  • Sharon Naraghi’s Objection on file. 

Possible Long Cause. 

Appearance by counsel mandatory.

 

PR18000186 ESTATE OF JOYCE SELF

Related Case No. PR19001293.

Account Review Hearing continued from 08/27/19, 10/22/19, 01/10/20 and 02/14/20.

First and final Account and Report and Petition for Final Distribution continued from 02/14/20 recommended for approval.

Recommend Discharge Review Hearing 09/22/20.

Court will sign submitted order, appearance not required.

 

PR18000689 ESTATE OF BARBARA KNECHT 

Account Review Hearing. 

Petition for Final Distribution on Waiver of Account:

  • Waivers of Account require signatures be notarized.
  • Itemization of costs of administration do not include Probate Referee Fees.  Need explanation.
  • Need distributions showing specific cah amounts and personal property items.
  • Need Order (not Judgment) showing distributions in specific cash amounts and personal property items.

Recommend continuance to 03/20/20 to allow time to cure defects.

Appearance not required.

 

PR19000163 MATTER OF RAYMOND Q. BLAKE AND RAMONA A. BLAKE TRUST 

Status Review Hearing continued from 01/17/20: 

  • Need Signed Stipulation.

Appearances mandatory.

 

PR19000513 ESTATE OF JAMES V. KENYON 

Inventory Review Hearing. 

Final Inventory and Appraisal on file.

Petition for Final Distribution on Waiver of Account recommended for approval.

Recommend Discharge Review Hearing 09/22/20.

Court will sign submitted order, appearance not required.

 

PR19000659 ESTATE OF FELIX FLORES GARCIA 

Inventory Review Hearing. 

Final Inventory and Appraisal on file. 

Recommend Account Review Hearing 08/26/20. 

Appearance by counsel not required.

 

PR19000660 ESTATE OF JAMES R. McANDREWS SR. 

Inventory Review Hearing. 

Final Inventory and Appraisal on file. 

Petition for Final Distribution on Waiver of Account recommended for approval. 

Recommend Discharge Review Hearing 09/22/20.

Court will sign submitted order, appearance not required.

 

PR19000696 ESTATE OF KATHLEEN I. ECKLE 

Inventory Review Hearing.

Final Inventory and Appraisal on file. 

Recommend Account Review Hearing 08/28/20. 

Appearance by counsel not required.

 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2020 

No probate matters scheduled.

Last updated: February 20, 2020 7:28 AM