What is a Los Angeles Probate Court Ex Parte Hearing?

What exactly is a Los Angeles Ex Parte Probate hearing in Los Angeles? Ex Parte means with respect to the interest of one side. In reality, an Ex Parte Probate hearing means that you are given short notice or no notice to act because there is some kind of urgency.

In probate, there are certain situation when the probate court will entertain urgency proceedings by Ex Parte because there is imminent threat of harm or loss. Sometimes, there is urgency in suspending an executor or trustee. Other times, there may be reason to stop a trustee or executor from taking a certain action.

In some cases, when there is a foreclosure pending, estate court judges may also allow a short restraining order against a lender to allow a probate sale to close.

On occasion, the Court may suspend a conservator, make provisional orders to appoint a temporary trustee, executor or conservator to address certain types of issues. Ownership issues are rarely subject of Ex Parte proceedings in estate court in Los Angeles.

While the Court is reinstating operations, Ex Parte hearings are done on paper now, but if the Court wants to set it for a court hearing, you can appear via LaCourtConnect. Here is the link to sign up: http://lacourt.org/lacc/. The middle column is for non-attorneys and the left column is for attorneys to sign up.

If you have been served with an Ex Parte notice and would like to talk to us, please call probate attorney, Mina Sirkin at 818.340.4479 and email Info@SirkinLaw.com.

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