Probate Court Updates in Ventura County and Orange County

Ventura County Probate Court Updates
Effective January 22, 2013, in the Superior Court, County of Ventura all Elder Abuse cases assigned to and heard in Courtroom 21 will be Assigned to and heard in Courtroom 32 on Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. Ex-parte requests for temporary orders will be heard daily in Courtroom 32 at 11:30 a.m.

All probate matters are filed and heard at the Juvenile and Probate Courthouse in Oxnard. Hearings for Conservatorships are set Tuesdays at 9:00 a.m. Hearings on Wills and Trusts are set Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9:00 a.m. Hearings for Guardianship of the estate and person or the estate only are set Tuesdays through Fridays at 9:00 a.m.

Effective September 1, 2013, the Ventura Superior Court will collect a $5.00 Service Fee for all VISA and MasterCard payments that are accepted in person at the point of sale pursuant to California Rules of Court, Rule 10.820, Government Code, Section 6159 and applicable VISA and MasterCard merchant rules.

Given all of the ongoing budget issues in California and lack of funding at the local level, additional charges have been added and may be added in the future. Information about these and other changes can be found on the Ventura County Superior Court’s website at

As an example of these new charges effects Wills. The clerk’s office will accept wills after the person who wrote it is deceased. There is a $50 fee for lodging a will with the court.

Orange County Probate Court Updates
The Santa Ana Courthouse stopped accepting family law case filings June 28, 2013, and all family law cases will be transferred to the Lamoureaux Justice Center at 341 The City Drive South in Orange.

All Probate and Mental Health cases previously being handled at the Lamoureaux Justice Center located at 341 The City Drive in Orange will be moved to the Central Justice Center in Santa Ana located at 700 Civic Center Drive West, Santa Ana, CA 92701.

Orange County court officials said the adjustments were necessary because of a lack of state funding.

The Law Offices of Ginzburg & Bronshteyn, LLP are dedicated to providing efficient and effective solutions to clients involved in conservatorships, elder abuse matters, trust and estate disputes, as well as family law issues. We serve clients in Los Angeles, Orange County, Santa Barbara County, Ventura County, and throughout Northern California. Our attorneys are renowned for producing high quality work and working diligently to achieve our client’s goals. Over the years we have developed a reputation for effective representation in complex and sophisticated matters. Contact us by calling (310) 914-3222 in Los Angeles, (818) 787-1011 in Westlake Village, (714) 280-0601 on Orange County, or by using our online contact form.