Hi, my name is John T. Anderson. Welcome to my blog! I have been practicing law in California since 1975 and have been the Chairman of the Estate Planning and Probate Section of the Long Beach Bar Association since the mid-1980s. I'm also certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law. On this blog, you will find articles written by me regarding estate planning and probate in California. Many of these articles address recent changes in the law and summaries of the Long Beach Bar Association’s Estate Planning and Probate Section meetings. I hope that you find these articles helpful. If you would like more information about me or my law office, please visit my website at or contact my office at 562.424.8619.

Friday, April 5, 2013

California Probate Court Consolidation Update # 4-Clarification on Filing Requirements (As of April 4, 2013)

The following is a clarification on the filing requirements we have in Probate Court related matters.  In addition note that once we are required to appear on Long Beach matters in downtown LA (June 10) Probate related hearings which are currently at 1:30PM in Long Beach will be at 8:30AM in Dept. 29 in LA.  Matters related to Conservatorships and Guardianships currently heard in Long Beach at 3PM will be heard at 10AM in LA.  Still on Thursdays.

Probate Court in LA is on the 2nd Floor.  We formerly had Depts. 5, 9, and 11.  A Family Law courtroom, Dept 7 was in the middle.  That Department has been moved and the former Dept 7 location has been re-numbered 29 and will be where you will find Judge Paul and the Long Beach matters, among others will be heard there.

I hope this information will assist you in this transformation.  Judge Beckloff is now scheduled to come down to Long Beach to explain all of this further on May 9 for our Brown Bag lunch in Dept. 4 at noon.   So calendar that date from noon to 1:30 for a meeting on the Probate Court Consolidation which you will not want to miss.

Also, Judge Beckloff has made it clear that he sees the local Bar sections as being extremely important and hopes they will continue even with the move to LA.  We are planning to continue so that we can continue to get MCLE and training; and, so that we can act as a liaison with the court of concerns we have as we have in the past about 20 years.

                                        John T. Anderson, Section Chair
                                        LB Bar Assoc. Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law Section
                                        Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law by the
                                                     State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization

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