The Probate Division in LA has implemented mandatory electronic filing (efiling) for attorneys. Probate matters are now heard at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse and the Michael D. Antonovich Antelope Valley Courthouse.
If you are self represented you do not need to E-File. You can simply carry on as usual.
However, If you are an attorney you might be asking yourself, "Do my documents need to be E-Filed?" Far too many receive there documents back in the mail with a little note that tells you to E-File. Below is a list of documents that are NOT E-Filed and must be either mailed or filed over the counter.
Peremptory challenges or challenges for cause of a judicial officer Testamentary instruments (wills and codicils), letters, original trust documents, bond/undertaking documents Trial and hearing exhibits Documents filed in civil cases that are related for handling in the probate division Lodged documents
It's important to know that E-Filing is not the same as fax filing. In the past big process serving companies made it seem almost one in the same because you sent it to them via email and they took care of it. While it can still be done that way. The age of technology is upon us and with most Attorneys hiring there paralegals to do the data entry garnering immediate results, E-Filing portals are now the craze!
At 530 E-File we have a portal that directly integrates with the courts to allow you to save your Firm and Attorney information for quick and easy E-filing navigation. You can save multiple payment methods for your different attorneys and you can get automatic notifications sent directly to your email regarding the status of your filings. www.530.legal/efile
A historical perspective:
Evolving from its Spanish provincial past over two hundred years ago, the Los Angeles Judicial System has grown and developed into an organization that provides services to the largest metropolitan area in the State of California. The Superior Court provides services to over 9.5 million residents who live and work throughout the 4,080 square miles of Los Angeles County. In over one hundred and fifty years of existence, the courts have grown along with the geographic expansion of this region.
Their Juvenile and Criminal Divisions are now accepting electronic filings.
*** At this time, Motions to Set Aside Bail Forfeiture cannot be filed via this service. ***
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You can now electronically file your Writ of Execution, Writ of Possession and Abstract of Judgment at all court locations. Your writ or abstract will be returned to you electronically. Please note that writs and abstracts must be printed in color and submitted to the proper agency.
Effective, Monday, August 15, 2016, Kern County Superior Court will be posting the notices pertaining to CRC 3.110 et. seq., 3.740 et. seq., and Notice of Assignment / Case Management Conference on Portal. To access this notice, visitwww.kern.courts.ca.gov, click on the Quick Link for Non-Criminal Case Information. Enter the case number and select Search. Once in the case, the notice will be located in the Documents section. Should you have any questions, please contact the Civil Department where your case was filed.
Effective, Monday, August 15, 2016, Return of Orders filed electronically: When submitting an electronically filed document that requires the signature of a Judicial Officer, you will need to send an email to the correct department and location of the court and request a copy of the document. This can be done from the courts website by selecting the locations link on the left side of the home page and e-mailing the correct department.
Effective May 31, 2016 Mozilla Firefox will no longer support websites that use Silverlight, including the current eFile and Serve website. Firefox users will receive a message that their web browser is not compatible, and are encouraged to use Internet Explorer 11 or older to eFile. Mac users should use Safari.
To see a full list of compatible browsers and operating systems with Silverlight, please visit Microsoft's website then click on the "System Requirements" tab.
Some Tips to keep your Filing from being rejected.
Scanned documents using a PDF Producer such as Adobe Acrobat or Microsoft Word.
(iTextSharp, NitroPro, and ActivePDF are examples of non-standard PDF producers which will cause errors)
Paper size of scanned document set to 8.50 x 11.00
A resolution higher than 300dpi
No embedded fonts
Should your document need to be rejected due to these reasons, please print your document and rescan it using a supported PDF Producer.
Effective May 2015, Kern County Superior Court removed CaseFax and began a new Electronic "E-File" Service for Civil, Family Law, and Probate. We encourage attorneys and law offices to utilize electronic filing now to become proficient with the process before electronic filing becomes mandatory in Kern.
Submitted filings received between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm on a business day will be filed the same day. Filings received after 5:00 pm or on a weekend/holiday will be file stamped the next business day. All times are Pacific Standard Time.
Submitted E-filings should be in compliance with California Rules of Court 2.250-2.261 and any other required rule or statute applicable to the filing. The Court may require production of the original document(s) E-filed.
Effective Monday, August 15, 2016, selected Notices will be available on-line. Those Notices are Notice of 3.740 hearings, Notice of 3.110 hearing, Notice of Case Management Conference, and Notice of Assignment. Once you have electronically filed your new suit and confirmation of acceptance has been provided to you, please search the Non-Criminal Case Information for your case number. Click on “Documents” and print your Notice(s). You should now be ready to serve your documents.
Please contact the Civil Department at 661-868-5393 prior to filing into a Complex Case. For Complex Cases see California Rules of Court: 3.400-3.403.
Please accurately enter information.
When entering Party names and addresses for the very first time, enter this information in all CAPITALS, otherwise select the party name.
Kern County no longer requires the Facsimile Transmission Page.
There is a 50 megabyte size limit per envelope.
Exhibits should be bookmarked. How do I add Bookmarks to a PDF document?
Kern is not accepting the following documents through eFileCA (subject to change):
Probate Petitions Initiating A New Case
Termination of Parental Rights
Petitions to Establish Parental Rights
Foreign Custody Decree
Foreign Divorce Decree
Registration of Out of State Order
Reciprocal incoming/outgoing UIFSA
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