Probate Department Tentative Rulings for Friday


Courtroom 2D

Hon. John Grandsaert

December 3, 2021 9:00 AM

If a court appearance is required, parties must appear remotely through Zoom Video.

Zoom video strongly preferred by the Court. Zoom audio is only to be used if video is unavailable.

Kindly check in with the clerk by 8:45 am.


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Approved -- Non-Appearance

Appearance Required


Continued or Dropped Matters


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Conservatorship of Jennifer M. Collier (line 1)

Petition to Terminate Conservatorship of the Person//Granted, absent cogent objection.



Estate of Claire M. Pundyk (lines 3,4)

Motion to Compel Production of Documents, Motion to Compel Answers to Special Interrogatories//**Both Motions are DENIED due to an insufficient showing of the need for the documents and answers requested, given Respondent’s right of privacy and discovery responses.



**Appearance Optional, However, failure to appear will be viewed as waiver of oral argument and the court may issue an order that differs from the tentative ruling based on argument presented by those who attend, or based on further consideration of the papers.


*Appearance required, Failure to Appear may cause Petition to be Denied or Opposition Stricken




Estate of Maria J. Munguia (line 5)

Petition for Final Distribution//Granted, absent cogent objection.



Conservatorship of Michael Puleo (line 7)

Final Account and Report of Conservator and Trustee, etc.//The account, request to transfer assets, and attorney and conservator fees are APPROVED. The request to discharge bond and discharge conservatorship of the estate are DENIED without prejudice due to failure to comply with Local Rule 4.81.22.




Conservatorship of Myrna Maldonado (line 2)

CONTINUED to February 14, 2022 for Status of the PR-24 waiver of account or Account and Report of the Conservator.




Estate of David Vincent Smith

(line 8)

Petition for Final Distribution//Granted, absent cogent objection.



Estate of Yance King (line 11)

Petition for Confirmation of Sale of Real Property//*In person appearance required.




Estate of Carol Marie Pizzo (line 6)

CONTINUED to February 24, 2022 pursuant to Stipulation and Order of November 24, 2021.





Estate of Amelia A. Kirch (line 9)

Petition for Final Distribution//Granted, absent cogent objection; bond set at $5,000.00.



Marshall l. Bach Revocable Trust (line 12)

Status Hearing//**CONTINUED to March 7, 2022 for trial setting.




Conservatorship of Dorothy Jean Jones (line 13)

OFF CALENDAR - purpose of hearing satisfied.




Conservatorship of Briana C. Raymond (line 10)

Conservatorship Review – Biennial//The conservatorship shall continue and be reviewed in two (2) years; The assessment amount of $850 for the cost of this investigation is ordered and deferred until the court determines sufficient funds exist; The court waives the requirement of an in-person interview by the court investigator for the present review.



Feliciano Vargas Alcazar vs. Moices Estrada (line 14)

Elder Abuse Restraining Order//*No POS on file.









Estate of Grace C. Yu (line 15)

Probate of Will and Letters Testamentary//**CONTINUED to March 21, 2022 for status.






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