5-1/2 Month Delay to Get Standard Hearing Date in Fresno Probate Court

We filed a petition to distribute an estate in the Fresno Probate court on September 26, 2022. It’s a simple case. There is only one asset, being a parcel of land. There is only one heir. There is no accounting, because the sole heir waived the accounting.

Traffic jam

The probate clerk set the matter for hearing on March 13, 2023. That’s a 5-1/2 month wait to close the estate. We don’t know what’s going on behind the scenes, but from the outside, things are moving very, very slowly in the probate division.