Donald and Shelly Sterling will square off in a Los Angeles courtroom on July 7 with the future of the Los Angeles Clippers at stake, and Donald Sterling's mental health will be a major issue.

A Superior Court probate judge ruled Wednesday that a four-day trial will be held beginning that date to determine if Shelly Sterling properly removed Donald from the family trust that owned the Clippers, which she then sold to billionaire Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.

A pre-trial hearing is scheduled for June 23.

Shelley Sterling's lawyers appeared in probate court Wednesday and were granted an expedited hearing on her request for the court to authorize her sale of the team. They argued that if the sale is not completed by Sept. 15, the NBA could attempt to seize the team and sell it at auction.