Probate court judgment ordering plaintiff to pay monetary sanctions to the court and attorney's fees to the court appointed attorney for defendant is reversed where the orders are legally erroneous, unsupported by the record, and a prejudicial abuse of discretion as the court failed to follow proper procedures in giving notice of the proposed sanctions and in awarding them for the express or implied reasons disclosed by the record.
APPEAL from orders of the Superior Court of San Diego County, David G. Brown, Judge. Reversed with directions.
Filed July 28, 2009
Before: HUFFMAN, Acting P.J., NARES, J., AARON, J.
Opinion by HUFFMAN, Acting P.J.
For Respondent: Parisa P. Farokhi.
For Appellant: Linda Paquette, in pro. per.