Where are the Riverside County Probate Courts?
The 3 Riverside County Probate Courts
For anyone who has a probate in Riverside County, California it is not immediately obvious where to file for probate. There are three different Riverside County probate courts. Firstly, the one in the City of Riverside serves nearly all of the western part of Riverside County. From the area bounded by Corona, Temecula, and Banning. Another probate court is in Hemet. This court serves cases for those who lived in or left real estate in Hemet or San Jacinto. Finally there is the probate court in Indio. The Indio probate court serves the eastern two thirds of Riverside County from Whitewater through the desert region (Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Desert Hot Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Indian Wells, and Indio) all the way to Blythe.
Furthermore, Riverside County’s Superior Courts permit filing of any court document at any courthouse. That means you file for probate any at any of the courts. That doesn’t relieve anyone filing for probate to get their case assigned to the correct probate court. It is not uncommon for me to see a case get called for its first hearing in the wrong court. Consequently, this can lead to the case being delayed for one to two months.