Probate cases currently filed at the Torrance and other community courthouses must be filed at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles starting April 8.
The change is part of the Los Angeles Superior Court's plan to consolidate its divisions to deal with $55 million to $85 million in budget cuts, the court announced Monday.
All probate cases currently filed in Torrance, Long Beach, Compton, Norwalk, Pasadena, Pomona, Santa Monica and Van Nuys must be filed in Room 429 of the courthouse at 111 N. Hill St. in Los Angeles. Antelope Valley cases will remain there.
On June 10, all pending probate cases in district courthouses except in Antelope Valley will be transferred to the downtown courthouse. The date and time will remain the same.
Probate cases include matters concerned with wills, trusts, estates, guardianships and conservatorships.
The Superior Court previously announced changes in which civil personal injury and small claims cases must be filed to meet the budget cuts.