Thursday, September 29, 2016


Applications for Ex Parte Relief and Petitions for Appointment for Temporary Conservatorship

Applications for ex parte relief and petitions for appointment for temporary conservatorship shall be filed directly in Courtroom Department 129, on the second (2nd) floor of the William R. Ridgeway Family Relations Courthouse. Applications are heard Monday through Friday at 8:30 a.m. If the party giving notice of the ex parte application or request for appointment of temporary conservatorship fails to report to the coutroom by 8:30 a.m., the matter shall be dropped.

Ex Parte Petitions for Appointment for Temporary Guardianship

Petitions for appointment of temporary guardianship shall be filed at the Probate Unit Front Counter Filing Window, on the second (2nd) floor of the William R. Ridgeway Family Relations Courthouse. Requests are heard Monday through Friday at 10:00 a.m. If the party giving notice of the request for appointment of a temporary guardianship fails to report to the Probate Unit by 10:00 a.m., the matter shall be dropped.

Miscelleaneous Ex Parte Applications for Drop Off via Drop box

Unless an immediate order is being requested, the following ex parte applications may be dropped off Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., using the Drop Box located on the first (1st) floor of the William R. Ridgeway Family Relations Courthouse:

  • Increase Bond (PC 10150)
  • Small Estate (PC 7660)
  • Withdrawal of Minor's Funds (CRC 7.954)
  • Lanterman-Petris-Short (LPS) Proceedings (WIC 5000)

All applications and petitions shall be accompanied by local form Declaration of Notice of Ex Parte Application (PR-E-LP-036) and Attachment (PR-E-LP-043) as needed.