Saturday, December 13, 2008

Probate Fees Increasing

Increased fees will take effect Jan. 1.

Fee changes can be attributed to Senate Bill 1407 [Signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in September] which gives permission for $5 billion in lease-revenue bonds aimed to finance upgrades to courthouses. The bill calls for financing construction, rehabilitation, renovation and replacement of court facilities.

Unlimited civil filing fees of more than $25,000 and probate and family law filing fees increase by $30 to $350. That $30 increase will be going to the State Court Facility Construction Fund's Immediate & Critical Needs account. In the case of some of the fees, all of the increased amount goes to the fund.

Fees regarding limited civil filings, appeal or petition for a writ, probate, and family law will see increases of $20 to $25.

According to county Superior Court documents, several non-first filing probate fees go up $170 and $160 to $350 and $200.

Source:
Court fees headed higher

See also:
Increased superior court fees

Courts to get $5 Billion for Repairs, Renovations

'Medieval' Yolo courthouse high on the list for replacement

California Courthouse Repairs

4 comments:

Lisa said...

It is wrong to increase fees. Most people involved with probate court barely have enough money to make ends meet - and now an increase? It looks like just another way to discourage contesting an abusive conservatorship.

Anonymous said...

The courts need to concentrate on administering real justice. I am sure there are buildings that need repair, but the real repair is needed within the system.

Anonymous said...

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ PROBATE COURT $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
by design is a well oiled money machine from the wards, the hosts guarantees on personal enrichment of the guardians et al.

Anonymous said...

Why would a judge knowingly break the law in these probate cases?

For money, of course!

Well, why can't they - and the vultures who enjoy their patronage - kick in to the operations expense?