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How E-filing works in California probate courts

How E-filing works in California probate courts differs, a lot, from county to county. Some options: Some counties are still 100% paper filing; Some counties are close to 100% E-filing; Some counties say they are E-filing but require paper filing; The point is it’s different throughout the state. It’s changing all the time. For example, […]

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Efficiency even when sheltering in place – Coronavirus 2020

Efficiency in probate filing even when sheltering in place. That’s what I do! I have been a California probate attorney for over 25 years.  My practice is focused and completely dedicated to California probates ONLY.  Because of this I continue to refine my system so I can be more efficient.  The Covid-19/Coronavirus global pandemic has […]

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Why should I not hire the cheapest probate attorney?

Ok, maybe nobody uses the exact words “Why should I not hire the cheapest probate attorney?”  However, I think it’s human nature to try to save a few bucks.  I like to get a deal just like the next guy.  On the other hand I know when I get what I pay for. I am […]

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Placer County Probate Court E-Filing

This is great news for us attorneys who practice regularly in the Placer County probate court. In fact, my office is in Roseville, CA which, of course, is in Western Placer County. This email was sent to me as a member of the Placer County Bar Association. I wanted to share with all of you […]

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Coronavirus and the California probate court UPDATE

We posted last week how things are changing by the day and how each court is doing things differently. There are a lot of California court closures.  I will not summarize all here as one of the document filing companies (One Legal), who we use, has put a nice summary on their website. Here is […]

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Contra Costa probate court and COVID-19 – CLOSED

The Contra Costa probate court remains closed.  We work throughout the state of California and are trying to keep things updated as we hear them.  With the exception of certain emergency hearings the Contra Costa Superior Court is closed until April 30, 2020.  Their press release provided: The Court has requested authorization from the Chief […]

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Placer County Probate Court UPDATE due to Covid-19

Our Court runner reminded us this morning that the Placer county Superior Court, probate division, IS still accepting filings for new probate cases at the Roseville courthouse.  This is a dropbox service and not live with a clerk.  As a reminder I am speaking about the HON. HOWARD G. GIBSON COURTHOUSE which is located at: […]

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Sacramento Probate Court Update

We got this update from the Sacramento probate court and I wanted to share with my readers as I know a lot of people visit my site are looking for help with Sacramento county probates.   SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SACRAMENTO WWW.SACCOURT.CA.GOV Effective March 25, 2020 Implementation of Court Closure Mitigation Plan from […]

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California probate court update

I wanted to provide a California probate court update as I know it today.  The reality is court schedules are changing daily!  Governor Gavin Newsom issued the stay at home order a week ago.  As you likely know essential work is allowed to continue. As best I can tell different courts are doing things differently. […]

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