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Probate Notes

Probate Notes

Questions regarding fees, forms or status of orders should be directed to the Probate Unit of The Superior Court of California, County of Stanislaus Clerk's Office at 209-530-3100 (option 6/option 4) between the hours of 8:15 a.m. -  3:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.

Probate Examiners, Anne Holsinger and Michelle Warren, may be reached at Probate.Examiner@stanct.org . Telephone calls can be directed to the Probate Unit as set forth above. Emails must have the case identification information and hearing time/date in the subject line. No attachments will be opened. The Probate Examiner can only respond to inquiries regarding the meaning of comments in the notes. Please do not email to notify that documents have been filed, to request a confirmation whether documents have been received, or to request the clearing of notes. No legal or procedural advice may be given by the Probate Examiner in response to your email.

  • It is the goal of the Probate Examiner to have Probate Notes posted five (5) calendar days prior to the hearing.
  • Defects described in the Probate Notes must be corrected prior to approval of the moving papers. 
  • If you are filing documents to cure technical defects, they should be filed NO LATER THAN FIVE COURT DAYS before the hearing.  Later-filed documents might not be reviewed prior to the hearing and could result in a continuance of your case.

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.


Please Note: "Appearance not required (by VCourt if preferred)."

This language indicates that no one is required to appear at the hearing.  Probate hearings are open to the public, however, and anyone who wishes to observe a proceeding may do so. Appearances in most cases may be made in person or remotely, by telephone, using VCourt. For more information on how to appear by VCourt, please see the section "Remote Telephonic Hearings" on the home page of this website.

Public Notices

POSTED SEPTEMBER 29, 2022, UPDATED 12/02/22

POSTED DECEMBER 17, 2021

  • Effective 01/01/2022, the fee for court-appointed legal counsel in conservatorship proceedings shall increase to $125.00 per hour.

POSTED OCTOBER 13, 2021

  • It has come to the Court’s attention that due to changes in a major newspaper’s online publication submission procedure, some intestate proceedings are being published with reference to a request to “admit decedent’s wills and codicils, if any.”  The Court interprets the phrase “if any” as applying to the word “codicils”, as the next published sentence is “The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the Court”. Not only is the quoted language inconsistent, it is false, as there are no wills or codicils available for review in these proceedings.  One may reasonably rely on the misrepresentation and take no action believing a will has been or will be provided to the Court.  The Court cannot find this misleading notice to be harmless error.  As such, in these instances, the Court has ordered a republication with corrected language.  The Court has heretofore held that the republication fee is not reimbursable, however, given that the changes to the newspaper’s procedure are recent, and given the sheer volume of cases requiring republication, the Court will permit one republication fee to be reimbursable.  Requests for reimbursement will be granted for any one republication that occurs on or before June 1, 2022.

    Please note it also has recently come to the Court’s attention that the major newspaper may have revised, or may be revising, its online publication submission procedure to account for this issue.  

  • Effective July 1, 2021, pursuant to Local Rule 8.04(D) , all communication with the Probate Examiner must be conducted via email, Probate.Examiner@stanct.org . Communication must be limited to the content of Probate Notes. 

FRIDAY, MAY 24, 2024

No decedent's estates or trust matters on calendar this date.

MONDAY, MAY 27, 2024

No decedent's estates or trust matters on calendar this date.

TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2024

No decedent's estates or trust matters on calendar this date.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2024

No decedent's estates or trust matters on calendar this date.

THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2024

No decedent's estates or trust matters on calendar this date.

FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2024

No decedent's estates or trust matters on calendar this date.

MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2024
Department 23
1:30 p.m.

PR-21-000551 MATTER OF WILLIAM R. BARTER LIVING TRUST
Settlement Conference:
Appearances mandatory.
Any person wishing to appear remotely must obtain the court’s permission to appear via VCourt by contacting the courtroom clerk.

TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2024

No decedent's estates or trust matters on calendar this date.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 2024

No decedent's estates or trust matters on calendar this date.

THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2024
Department 23
8:30 a.m.

84236 MATTER OF THE REIANNA DELGADO REVOCABLE TRUST
Account Review Hearing:
Tenth Account and Report of Trustee for period of 01/01/22 through 12/31/23 not on file.
Recommend continuance to 10/08/24 to allow time for filing of above pleading.
Appearance not required (by VCourt if preferred).

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