Probate Department Tentative Rulings for Tuesday



Probate Tentative Rulings

Department 40-Courtroom 2F

Hon. Rosemary Pfeiffer

July 5, 2016

If a court appearance is required and the court has given the parties permission to appear telephonically at a hearing, parties can make arrangements to do so by contacting CourtCall, an independent vendor.  Parties must contact CourtCall at (888) 882-6878 no later than 4:30 p.m. on the court day prior to the hearing.

Approved – Non-Appearance

Appearance Required

Continued or Dropped Matters


Case No

Case Name

Case No

Case Name

Court Call OK?

Case No

Case Name



Conservatorship of Mills


Conservatorship of Cohen

Appointment of Successor Conservator //*




Conservatorship of Boyd

Review OFF CALENDAR-Conservatee died, final account approved


Conservatorship of Grener


Estate of Cushen

Petition for Removal of Trustee//**  Appear  Trustee ordered to file code compliant account by 7-20-16 along with petition for approval set for hearing 8-22-16.  Petition for approval to include all attorney and trustee compensation paid or claimed for services provided through the date of the account.  Compensation not requested will be deemed waived. Petition to include trustee’s position re fair rental value of property during period trustee occupied it.  Trustee to appear on 8-22-16 and show cause why trustee should not be removed for failing to maintain trust property in habitable condition and why trustee should not be surcharged for decrease in value of trust property.  Petition for Removal continued to 8-22-16.



Blatt Trust

CONTINUED on court’s own motion to 7-19-16 for trial setting-Judge Pfeiffer is recused because she mediated the case



Estate of Frymire


Guardianship of Zaavedra

Appointment//*  Appear






Dorr Trust








Estate of Roque


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






Estate of Neitz


**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. 
























































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