Applicability: Countywide Probate Division
All ex parte matters are to be submitted to the Probate Department pursuant to Local Rule 6.0701. All ex parte applications are to comply with California Rules of Court 3.1200 et. seq. (and in particular 3.1203 and 3.1204), 7.55, and (if applicable) 7.454. An optional form for Declaration Regarding Notice of Ex Parte Application can be found on the Court’s website under the link for local forms.
Applications for ex parte relief are to be submitted for filing at the probate clerk’s office located:
Riverside Probate Court
4050 Main Street
Riverside, Ca. 92501
Applications filed by 11:00 a.m. will be set for hearing at 10:00 a.m. in Department 11 the following day. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Riverside Probate Clerk’s Office at 951.777.3147.
Palm Springs Court
3255 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, Ca. 92262
Applications submitted by noon will be set for hearing on the following day at 10:00 a.m. in Department PS1. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Probate Clerk’s Office at 760.393.2617.
Documents to be submitted: Ex-parte petition or application, supporting declarations and memo of points and authorities, declaration regarding urgency (may be included in application), proposed order, declaration regarding notice to any and all parties entitled to notice. Leave originals and at least one copy with the court.
Remember that 24-hour notice to parties is required for ex-parte hearings. Notice requirements are strictly observed by this court.
Guardianship matters require a 5-day personal service of notice on natural parents of minors, giving them 5 days to respond to the court. Minors who will come under the guardianship must be personally served with notice if they are age 12 or older.
Conservatorship matters require a 5-day personal service of notice upon the proposed conservatee.