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EFILING FOR PROBATE / MENTAL HEALTH

Effective, September 3, 2013, pursuant to section 1010.6 of the Code of Civil Procedure , rule 2.253 (b)(2) of the California Rules of Court , and Local Rule 601.01, all papers filed by attorneys in probate proceedings, other than the original documents specified below, must be filed electronically unless the Court rules otherwise. Self-represented parties are exempt from the mandatory electronic filing requirement, but are strongly encouraged to participate voluntarily in electronic filing and service.

Electronic filing in mental health cases is encouraged but is not required.

The following original documents may not be filed electronically:

  • Affidavit re: Real Property of Small Value;
  • Financial Documents submitted by Private Professional Conservator;
  • Subpoenaed documents;
  • Undertakings; and
  • Will/Codicils – originals for filing or safekeeping;

NOTE: In light of the pandemic related to COVID-19 and until further notice, electronic submission of bonds and letters will be allowed and require a signature (digital or otherwise). Letters without signatures will not be accepted. [Government Code section 68150 subdivision (c)].

See Code of Civil Procedure, section 1010.6;

       California Rules of Court, rules 2.250-2.261;

Select one of the following court approved Electronic Filing Service Providers (listed alphabetically) to electronically file (eFile) your probate documents:


American LegalNet

Continuing Education of the Bar

DDS Legal

E-Filings of America

First Legal Network

LegalConnect

Nationwide Legal, LLC

One Legal

TurboCourt

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