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Family Law Tentative Ruling Announcement

Family Law Tentative Ruling Announcement

Date:  September 2, 2014

If the Tentative Ruling in your case is satisfactory, you need not appear at the scheduled time, the ruling becomes final, and the prevailing party prepares the order.

However, if you are not satisfied with the Tentative Ruling, and wish to appear and argue the matter, YOU MUST NOTIFY the Clerk’s office and opposing counsel of your intent before 4:00 p.m. TODAY.

When doing so, you must indicate as to which issue(s) and/or motion(s) a hearing is being requested. If requesting a hearing for clarification of tentative ruling, specify what matter(s) and/or issue(s) need clarification.

You may request a hearing by calling: (209) 530-3107 prior to 4 p.m. - OR- by e-mailing at Email requests must be made prior to 4pm AND confirmed by return e-mail. If you do not receive confirmation e-mail from the clerk, you MUST call (209) 530-3107 to request your hearing.

The following are the tentative ruling cases calendared before Judge Robert B. Westbrook in Department #9:



Petitioner’s Request for Order Reopening Case – GRANTED.  A Case Management Conference is set for October 31, 2014 at 8:30 in Department 9 of this Court.  Petitioner is advised to consult the Court’s Self Help Center for assistance in finalizing the parties’ Marital Settlement Agreement prior to the Case Management Conference.

The following are the tentative ruling cases calendared before Judge Joseph R. Distaso in Department #13:



Respondent’s Request for Order re: Economic Issues – GRANTED in part.  The Court finds that Petitioner owes Respondent $668.57 for her share of the 2012 tax debt and $323.50 for Respondent’s share of the AAA premium refund.   Respondent my present the IRS reimbursement check to the Clerk of Court, who is instructed to endorse the check on Petitioner’s behalf pursuant to Family Code § 1101(e).


Respondent’s request to modify the Judgment’s equalization payment is DENIED.


The parties shall APPEAR FOR HEARING on the issues of custody, visitation and support.

The following are the tentative ruling cases calendared before Judge Jack M. Jacobson in Department #14:

337467 - SINGH VS. SINGH


Respondent’s Request for Order Setting Aside Judgment – DENIED.  The file does not contain Proof of Service for Respondent’s moving papers.


The following are the tentative ruling cases calendared before Judge Loretta Murphy Begen in Department #25:



Respondent’s Request for Order re: Motion to Quash Petition – HEARING REQUIRED.





Last Updated: 08/29/2014 12:18:09 PM

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