Lunch with The Probate Judges ~ Trust & Estates Section

sf-crt.bmpFirm partner, Yasha Bronshteyn was in attendance at The Beverly Hills Bar Association sponsored Lunch with the Probate Judges on March 19, 2013, at Lawry’s in Beverly Hills. Supervising Judge Mitchell L. Beckloff, Judge Reva G. Goetz, Judge Michael I. Levanas, and Judge Roy Paul were part of the distinguished panel and addressed questions and concerns which were submitted by the Trust & Estates Members Section.

In essence California’s budget crisis is bringing about drastic change at the courts, affecting practitioners of all types, including those handling trust & estate litigation, special needs trusts, trust contests, fiduciary accounting, trust accounting, probate administration, conservatorships, and elder abuse.

NEW PROBATE CASE FILINGS
Effective April 8, 2013, except as to those cases that may be filed in the North
District (which is Lancaster) pursuant to LASC Local Rule 2.3 (a)(1)(B), all Los Angeles Superior Court probate cases must be filed in the Stanley Mosk Courthouse, located at 111 N. Hill St., Los Angeles, California 90012.

TRANSFER OF EXISTING PROBATE CASES
There will be no transfer of existing probate cases from the North District. In all other districts, on June 10, 2013, all probate cases pending in district courthouses will be transferred to Department 29 in the Central District. Individual transfer notices for each reassigned case will be sent to the petitioning parties.

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