Family Law: Ex Parte Applications

Submit your application here:
Spinetta Family Law Center
751 Pine Street, Martinez, CA 94553
Window #10
Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

For cases assigned to Pittsburg Court ONLY:
Pittsburg Courthouse
1000 Center Drive, Pittsburg, CA 94565
Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Notice Requirements

  • By mail, facsimile, or in person
See Local Rules for details.

Probate Law: Temporary Conservatorships

Note: General conservatorship petition must be filed prior to submission of temporary petition.

Submit your application here:
Wakefield Taylor Courthouse
725 Court Street, Martinez, CA 94553
Probate File Examiners Offices, Room 210
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:30 am – 11:00 am
(Paperwork must show the matter scheduled at 9:30 am)

Notice Requirements

  • Proposed Conservatee: By personal service at least 5 Court days before hearing
  • 2nd Degree Relatives: By mail at least 5 court days before hearing
  • If notice is not provided as described above, Judicial Council forms GC-112 & GC-115 are required.

Probate Law: Temporary Guardianships

Submit your application here:
Wakefield Taylor Courthouse
725 Court Street, Martinez, CA 94553
Probate File Examiners Offices, Second Floor, Room 210
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:30 am – 11:00 am
(Paperwork must show the matter scheduled at 9:30 am)

Notice Requirements

  • Personal service on parents 5 court days in advance or fully executed GC-211 waiving notice of hearing.

Probate Law: General Probate Matters

Submit your application here:
Wakefield Taylor Courthouse
725 Court Street, Martinez, CA 94553
Probate File Examiners Offices, Room 210
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:30 am – 11:00 am
(Paperwork must show the matter scheduled at 9:30 am)

Notice Requirements

  • 24 hour notice before 9:30 am by telephone, facsimile or e-mail

Civil Law: Ex Parte Applications

Submit your application here:
Wakefield Taylor Courthouse
725 Court Street, Martinez, CA 94553

Ex Parte applications should be brought directly to the Department to which the case is assigned for all purposes. If that Department is not available, the matter will be heard or assigned by the Supervising Judge of the Civil Division. If the complaint or petition has not yet been filed when notice is given, the notice should state that the appearance will take place in the Department of the Supervising Judge of the Civil Division. (The prior procedure in which all applications were brought to Department 17 is no longer in effect.)

Hearing Dates:
Monday – Friday, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Notice Requirements

  • 24 hour notice pursuant to CRC 3.1200-3.1207
  • Must provide written declaration reflecting the specific time notice was given and place for appearance