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Probate Court

Cases Involving Property Rights After a Death

Probate Law cases involve petitions for Probate, Guardianship, Conservatorship, Petition to Terminate Joint Tenancy, Affidavit for Real Property of Small Value, Petition to Establish Fact of Birth, Death, or Marriage. If you are involved in a Probate Guardianship or Probate Conservatorship Investigation, such investigations will be conducted through the Family Court Services.


Current fees assessed through this department can be found on the Schedule of Fees.


Forms typically used in this department can be found on the California Courts website.

Please contact the Civil Division for filing questions at (559) 416-5525.

Local Procedures and Notes

  • Ex-parte hearings are heard in Department 37, Department 40, Department 44 or Department 45 Monday-Friday at 8:15 AM. Documents along with the 24-hour Notice or Non-notice Declaration must be submitted to the courts no later than 10:00 a.m. prior to the court date.
  • All documents are to be filed two (2) days prior to the court date.
  • Madera Superior Court does not have a Probate Examiner on staff.

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