Probate Court

Description of Services

  • Probate of wills and estate administration
  • Appointment of conservator of person and estate, both voluntary and involuntary
  • Appointment of guardian for adults with developmental disabilities
  • Involuntary commitment of individuals with psychiatric disabilities
  • Change of name applications
  • Guardianship of estates of minors
  • Temporary Guardianship of the person of minors (for a period of up to one year)
  • Removal of unfit parent as guardian of minor child
  • Termination of parental rights
  • Adoption – stepparent, agency, or adult; validation of foreign adoption
  • Testamentary trusts
  • Determining title to real estate and personal property