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 9

Judge Warren C. Stracener
3321 Cameron Park Dr
Cameron Park, CA  95682

Ex Parte matters are considered on their papers at 8:15 each morning Mon-Fri. ExParte applications must be received by 2 p.m. for consideration on the following day. All matters are submitted on their papers. No hearings are held unless ordered by the Court. Objections must be filed not later than 8:15 of the noticed date.

TIME
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
8:15 A.M.
Ex Parte Apps Ex Parte Apps Ex Parte Apps Ex Parte Apps Ex Parte Apps
8:30 A.M.
Civil Trials Civil Trials Oral Argument/Long Cause/Misc Hrgs Civil Law & Motion Probate Law & Motion
(Private Atty & Pro Per)
9:30 A.M.
      Issues Conferences  
10:00 A.M.
      Restraining Order Hearings Civil Law & Motion
(Demurrer/MSJ's)
10:30 A.M.
         
11:00 A.M.
         
NOON
LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH
1:30 P.M.
Civil Trials Civil Trials Oral Argument/Long Cause/Misc Hrgs Conservatorships
Probate
(County Counsel)
Unlawful Detainer Hearings
2:30 P.M.
    Dog Hearings
Civil OSCs
(1st)

Small Claims Appeals
(2nd & 4th )

Dark (3rd & 5th)
Guardianship Hearings  
3:30 P.M.
         
4:00 P.M.
         
(Dept 9 calendar effective 09/01/2013)

Department 12

Commissioner Dylan Sullivan
1354 Johnson Blvd.
South Lake Tahoe, CA  96150

TIME
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
8:30 A.M.
SLT DCSS Ex Parte

Unlawful Detainers
Ex Parte

Juv 300/Adoptions
Ex Parte

All TROs
Family Law & Motion
9:00 A.M.
  Traffic Argns
(1st, 3rd)

Family Law w/Pro Pers
(2nd, 4th, 5th)
     
10:00 A.M.
Family Law MSCs w/Pro Tem
(2nd)

TDNs
(4th)
    Family Law Long Cause  
10:30 A.M.
         
11:30 A.M.
    Dependency Drug Court Mtg
(2nd, 4th Meet & Confer)
   
Noon
Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1:15 P.M.
Reserved for Criminal In-Custody Hrgs if Dept 3 is not 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 10/01/2013)

Related Links

Public Guardian

Locations for Filing

Cameron Park Branch
3321 Cameron Park Drive
Cameron Park, CA 95682
Phone: (530) 621-5867

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

Fax Filings Accepted
Effective October 3, 2011

Office Hours

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

Placerville Building C Courthouse