September 4, 2015
Ex-Parte Hearings

Initial Petition Documents:

Presiding Judge, Law and Motion and Probate ex-parte matters are heard in their respective departments Monday through Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Hall of Justice, 400 County Center, Redwood City, CA 94063.

Civil

Payment of Fees. Payment of all ex parte motions and applications for stays of eviction fees shall be paid at the Civil Clerk's Office, Room A on the 1st floor of the Hall of Justice prior to going to the courtroom. If the Civil Clerk's Office doors are closed, please press the doorbell next to the door and a clerk will let you in to make your payment.

Processing of Documents After Court. Parties returning from court will appear at the Civil Clerk's Office on the 1st floor of the Hall of Justice to have their motion, order, TRO, etc. filed (if the documents are not filed in the courtroom).

Probate

Between 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday - Friday, all requests for temporary guardianships or conservatorships will be processed in the Probate investigator's Office on the 8th floor of the Hall of Justice. If ex-parte orders are being requested, the petition must be reviewed by a court investigator between the hours of 1:30 p.m. at 3:00 p.m. prior to presenting the Order to the Judge for approval. Petitioners are encouraged to make an appointment with the court investigator's office at (650) 2615068.

Payment of Fees. Payment of all fees for general Probate ex parte motions shall be paid at the Probate Clerk's Office Room A on the 1st floor of the Hall of Justice prior to going to the courtroom. If the Clerk's Office doors are closed, please press the doorbell next to the door and a clerk will let you in to make your payment.

Processing of Documents After Court. Parties returning from having their Probate ex parte matter reviewed by the judicial officer will appear at the Probate Clerk's Office on the 1st floor of the Hall of Justice to have their documents filed and obtain certified copies, if required.

Family Law

Because Family Law ex parte matters and Family Law TRO's do not require a court appearance, there will be no change in how Family Law ex partes or Family Law TRO's are processed after the reduction in clerk's office hours.

All parties are required to pay all applicable filing fees associated with filing Ex Parte Applications as required by law, unless the party has obtained a Fee Waiver.

Payment of Motion Fees.

The filing fee for motions must be paid prior to the party going to the appropriate Department for review and determination of their Application. This fee is pursuant to Government Code §70617. Please refer to our fee schedule for the fee amount due.

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