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Where do I check if a Probate action has been filed?

You may contact the Los Angeles Superior Court Indexing Unit at (213) 974-5171 OR (213) 974-5175. You may also ask in person at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse, Room 106, 111 N. Hill St., Los Angeles, CA 90012. You will need the decedent's full name and date of death.If a case has been opened in Los Angeles County, the Index section can give you the case number and district where the case is pending. You can view the file using the Case Summary under Online Services or at the court where the file is located.You can contact district offices for days and times the Probate Office is available in each outlying district. If you have a file number for a case that is already open, the case number prefix can help you determine the district were the case was filed.

District Court Location Case Number Prefix
Central District Los Angeles BP/P
East District Pomona KP/EAP
Northeast Pasadena GP/NEP/NCP/EP/EP-B
North Antelope Valley MP/NOP
Northwest Van Nuys LP/PP/NWP/NVP
Southeast Norwalk/Compton VP/SEP/SCP/TP
South Long Beach NP/SOP
Southwest Torrance YP/SWP
West Santa Monica SP/WEP

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