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Probate division

The Probate Court is responsible for handling decedent estates, guardianships, conservatorships, trust cases and other miscellaneous protective proceedings.

Probate court case are handled by departments 4 and 8.

Decedent Estates

Estates: Probate proceedings may be carried out by the court on small and large estates. Please consult an attorney, paralegal, or do some research at your local law library before filing.

Wills Lodged:Within 30 days after having knowledge of the death of a testator, the custodian shall present to the clerk of the court the original will to be lodged for safekeeping, unless a petition for probate of the will is earlier filed. (Probate Code Section 8200 .)
 

Conservatorships

A conservatorship is a court proceeding to appoint someone to manage financial affairs and/or the personal care of one who is either physically or mentally unable to handle those affairs.
 

Lanterman-Petris-Short Act (LPS) Conservatorship

A confidential court proceeding to appoint someone to manage financial affairs and personal care of one who is gravely disabled or mentally unable to handle those affairs.

Guardianships

A guardianship is a court process by which a person other than a parent is given custody of a child(ren) or when a parent or other person is given authority over a child(ren)’s property.

Locations for Filing

Fair Lane Branch
295 Fair Lane
Placerville, CA 95667
Phone: (530) 621-7470

South Lake Tahoe Branch
1354 Johnson Blvd.
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Phone: (530) 573-3075

Office Hours
8:00a.m to 3:00p.m.
Monday through Friday (excluding holidays and Court Closures).

Phone Hours 8:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.

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