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Cases Involving Property Rights After A Death
 
       
 

 

 

Probate Law cases involve petitions for Probate, Guardianship, Conservatorship, Petition to Terminate Joint Tenancy, Affidavit for Real Property of Small Value, Petition to Establish Fact of Birth, Death, or Marriage. If you are involved in a Probate Guardianship or Probate Conservatorship Investigation, such investigations will be conducted through the Family Court Services.

LOCATION

The Probate Department is in the Civil Division at the Main Courthouse located at:

Madera Superior Court
Civil Division
209 West Yosemite Avenue
Madera, Ca. 93637

Probate matters are also heard in the Sierra Division for Eastern Madera County located at:

Madera Superior Court
Sierra Division
40601 Road 274
Bass Lake, CA 93604

HOURS

Normal hours are 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The busiest hours are from 8-10:00 AM and from 2-3:00 PM. Visitors are encouraged to report to the Civil Department or Sierra Division windows no later than 3:00 PM for processing and copies of case files.

For tentative calendar dates call the Calendar Division at (559) 675-7943 between 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM or the Sierra Division at (559) 642-3235.

 

FEES

Current fees assessed through this department can be found on the Schedule of Fees.

 

FORMS

Forms typically used in this department can be found on the California Judicial Council website.

 

LOCAL PROCEDURES AND NOTES

  • Ex-parte hearings are heard in Department 4, Department 5 and Department 10 Monday-Friday at 8:00 AM and in Department 8 Monday-Friday at 9:00 AM. Documents along with the 24-hour Notice or Non-notice Declaration must be submitted to the courts no later than 10:00 a.m. prior to the court date.
  • All documents are to be filed two (2) days prior to the court date.
  • Madera Superior Court does not have a Probate Examiner on staff.
  • If you scheduled for a long-cause trial at the Sierra Division, please take a moment to review Department Eight Trial Policies.

   
 
 
     
         
     



 
 

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