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Tentative Ruling
Judge Thomas Anderle
Department 3 SB-Anacapa
1100 Anacapa Street P.O. Box 21107 Santa Barbara, CA 93121-1107


Mary C. Wood and Richard D. Wood

Case No: 1438287
Hearing Date: Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:30

Nature of Proceedings: Req. for Order: Modification Spousal Support

Respondent’s Request for Modification of Spousal Support; he is represented by Jeralyn Ehlers. Petitioner is represented by Christopher Brown.


The evidentiary hearing is set for trial confirmation on January 30, 2018, with the Court expecting the matter to actually go to hearing on Monday, February 5. Please confirm the one day estimate of trial time at the 1/9/18 hearing. Consider starting the evidentiary hearing on Friday February 2 with all the testimony to be submitted except for the expert, Mr. Bennett, who would be called February 5.


The Court asked counsel to meet and confer and let the Court know if the hearing on 1/9/18 will go forward; there have been continuances of the case before. Mr. Brown replied and said he can confirm that the hearing should stay on calendar, though he will also be filing a formal request for an evidentiary hearing with a witness list. He spoke with his expert, Ed Bennett, and he is available the following days: February 5, 6, 7, 15, 16, 21, 22 & 23.  He estimates a one day trial, subject to Ms. Ehlers' input. 

Ms. Ehlers reports she has spoken to her client and they are not available for an evidentiary hearing on the following dates:  January 12, January 22, February 1, and February 12-16. 


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