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Superior Court of California - County of San Diego: Probate: Probate Examiner Notes

Probate Examiner Notes

How to Read Probate Examiner's Notes

Examiner's Notes are summaries prepared by the probate examiner after reviewing your petition. This summary is transmitted to the probate judge and may assist him/her during their review of your matter. Notes will include an identification of the parties involved in this matter, the relief sought, summaries of reports and objections, and a listing of deficiencies in your petition.

A petition with deficiencies will show up on your notes as a question or a statement preceded by the word NEED OR NEEDED under a category entitled DEFECTS. If there are defects on your notes, please respond to that question or statement before the matter is heard by the court by filing the appropriate document(s). Responding to the deficiency includes sending in a pleading that conforms to SCSD Local Rule 4.3.2 and clears the deficiency by amending or supplementing your petition. All pleadings must be filed three days prior to the hearing date by 4:30 p.m. in order to be considered by the court.


Click here to view Probate Examiner Notes

How to Contact the Probate Examiner

The Examiner's name is listed at the beginning of your Notes. You may contact your probate examiner by e-mail for clarification of the probate notes or to request a continuance. Please carefully read the prameters set forth here. You may also call your Examiner or visit in person to discuss your Notes. Please click here for hours of availability.


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Please read the following important information:

The probate examiner notes will be available on this website through the day of the hearing. The notes will be updated, if necessary, after filing of additional documents or responses, and the update will ordinarily be posted to this website each evening.

NOTE: Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the documents placed on the website, but the court is not responsible for delays, errors or omissions in these web pages. The official court documents are those filed with the case record, and any questions should be directed to the probate office.


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