Information on the court-supervised process for identifying and gathering a decedent’s assets; paying taxes, debts, and expenses; and distributing the balance to beneficiaries
Information on the court proceeding in which someone who is not the parent can be given custody of a child under the age of 18 or the power to manage the child’s income, money, or other property until the child turns 18
Information on the court proceeding in which a family member, friend or other responsible person (conservator) can be appointed to care for another adult (conservatee) who cannot care for themselves and/or their finances
For a glossary of words commonly used in Probate, click here.
The Probate Business Office and Courtrooms are located in the Central Courthouse. Click here to view business hours and location.
Courtroom policies and procedures can be found here.
The Probate Business Office is open Monday through Friday to assist customers with filings, purchase of forms/packets, viewing of records and depositing of wills. Most records can also be viewed online via the Register of Actions (ROA). To request copies of a record, a Request for Copies (Probate) may be submitted by mail, in-person, or via an approved e-Filing Service Provider.
The Probate Examiners are available to assist applicants with their cases currently pending before the court. Click here for times of availability and location. To contact Probate Examiners via e-mail, click here.
The Court Investigators interview all persons who are the subject of a petition for conservatorship before the appointment is made, to determine if they understand the proceedings or have any objections. Periodic investigations are also conducted after the appointment to determine if the conservatee’s needs are being met.
The Court Investigators also investigate guardianships of the estate only. Guardianships of the person are investigated by Family Court Services or by Health and Human Services Agency, Guardianship Unit. Click here for information regarding Guardianships.
See the Language Access page for information about requesting an interpreter.