Superior Court of California, County of El Dorado

Our Mission

To preserve and enhance the rule of law in El Dorado County by providing all persons a fair, efficient, and accessible forum for resolving disputes, protecting public safety, and righting wrongs.

Probate

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

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.

Probate Division Court Schedules

Department 8

Judge Nelson Keith Brooks
295 Fair Lane
Placerville, CA 95667

TIME
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
8:15
EX-PARTE HEARINGS / JUVENILE 602 EX-PARTE HEARINGS EX-PARTE HEARINGS EX-PARTE HEARINGS EX-PARTE HEARINGS
8:30
  JUVENILE 300/602 LONG CAUSE PROBATE L&M (PRIVATE ATTORNEY/PRO PER) (AVERAGE 15 MATTERS) LONG CAUSE PROBATE; CONSERVATORSHIP; GUARDIANSHIP; LPS CONSERVATORSHIP
(JURY TRIALS WILL BE ASSIGNED TO AN AVAILABLE TRIAL DEPARTMENT)
JUVENILE 300
10:00
    CONSERVATORSHIPS PROBATE (COUNTY COUNSEL – AVERAGE 12 MATTERS    
10:30
JUVENILE 602       JUVENILE 300
NOON
LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH
1:30
JUVENILE 602 JUVENILE 300/602 LONG CAUSE GUARDIANSHIP HEARINGS (AVERAGE 8-10 MATTERS) DARK JUVENILE 300
2:00
JUVENILE NON VEHICLE CODE INFRACTION (2ND & 4TH MONDAYS)        
3:30
JUVENILE 300 & 602 DETENTIONS JUVENILE 300 & 602 DETENTIONS JUVENILE 300 & 602 DETENTIONS   JUVENILE 300 & 602 DETENTIONS
(Dept 8 calendar effective 10/13/2014)

Department 12

Vacant
1354 Johnson Blvd.
South Lake Tahoe, CA  96150

TIME
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
8:30 A.M.
DCSS (SLT-15) (3rd Monday) Ex parte

Unlawful Detainers
Ex parte

Dependency Adoptions
Ex parte

TROs (pro per & attorneys)
Family Law & Motion w/attys
9:00 A.M.
  Traffic infractions (1st, 3rd)

Fam Law & Motion w/Pro Pers (2nd, 4th, 5th)
     
10:00 A.M.
Family Law Settlement Conferences conducted by Pro Tems (2ND Monday)

Trial de Novo calendar(4th Monday with assigned judges)
    Family Law Long Cause  
11:30 A.M.
    Juv 300 Drug Court Meet and Confer (2ND & 4TH)    
Noon
Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1:15 P.M.
Reserved for Criminal In-Custody Hrgs if no Judge is available
1:30 P.M.
  300 Detentions 300 Detentions

Dependency Drug Court
(2nd, 4th)

Contested Juv300
(1st, 3rd, 5th)
300 Detentions

Family Law Long Cause
300 Detentions

Family Law Contested
(1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th)

DCSS
(1st)
2:30 P.M.
    Contested Juv300
(2nd)

Juv300 W & I
(4th)
   
(Dept 12 calendar effective 10/13/2014)

Related Links

Public Guardian

Locations for Filing

Placerville 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

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

Placerville Building C Courthouse