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    Adult Guardianship Education

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    The Supreme Court of Ohio

    announced on March 10, 2015 
    the adoption of new rules to govern 
    adult guardianships in Ohio.
    The rules became effective June 1, 2015.
    Please click here for more information regarding these changes. 

      It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the Montgomery County Probate Court's web site.  The probate judge is also the Clerk of the Probate Court.  To assist me in managing the court records, the deputy clerks maintain and make available to the public all of the Probate Court records.  We are dedicated to creating an easily accessible Court for the citizens of Montgomery County.

    The Probate Court possesses exclusive jurisdiction over the administration of estates and trusts, appointment of guardians for incompetents and estates of minors, adoptions, the issuance of marriage licenses, name changes, commitment of the mentally ill and various other actions.  The Court also approves settlements in wrongful death actions and minor injury claims.

    Our web site, which is updated daily, offers information on cases filed within our court.  Forms and instructions over many of the subject matter filed within our Court are provided on this website.

    The Montgomery County Probate Court is dedicated to resolving matters and disputes fairly and efficiently.

    We accomplish our mission by: 

    • Offering easy access to the court for prompt problem resolution;
    • Providing quality and innovative services to the public;
    • Ensuring efficient case management by a professional and courteous staff; and
    • Upholding the law and delivering justice in an equitable and just manner.

     


    Most of our records are public information.  Exceptions to this include the departments of Mental Health and Adoptions.     


    THE JUDGE AND THE EMPLOYEES OF THE PROBATE COURT MAY NOT ENGAGE IN THE PRACTICE OF PROBATE LAW IN ANY WAY.  THIS INCLUDES THE GIVING OF LEGAL ADVICE OR ASSISTANCE IN THE PREPARATION OF LEGAL DOCUMENTS. YOU SHOULD CONSULT WITH AN EXPERIENCED PROBATE ATTORNEY IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS AS TO YOUR RIGHTS. 

     

     

     

     

    News
    The Supreme Court of Ohio
    The Supreme Court of Ohio announced on March 10, 2015 the adoption of new rules to govern adult guardianships in Ohio.The rules become effective June 1, 2015.  Read More...
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    Attention: New & Revised Probate Forms have been posted on the Probate Webpage.

    Attorneys, please note that Form 14.0, Application to Approve  Settlement  and Distribution of Wrongful Death and Survival Claims has been amended effective January 1, 2015.  The amended forms may be found on this website and at the Court.
    The Court is accepting the amended form only
    .



    FUTURE COURT CLOSINGS
    for 2015 and 2016:

    September 7, 2015 for Labor Day

    October 12, 2015  Columbus Day

    November 11, 2015  Veteran's Day

    November 26, 2015  Thanksgiving Day

    November 27, 2015 Day after Thanksgiving Day

    December 11, 2015 Court closes at 11:15 a.m. for Staff Develpment

    December 25, 2015 Christmas Day 

    Calendar closings for 2016:

    January 1, 2016 New Year's Day

    January 18, 2016 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    February 15, 2016 for Presidents' Day

    May 30, 2016  Memorial Day

    July 4, 2016 Independence Day

    September 5, 2016 Labor Day

    October 10, 2016 Columbus Day

    November 11, 2016 Veteran's Day

    November 24, 2016 Thanksgiving Day

    November 25, 2016 day after Thanksgiving Day

    December 26, 2016 Christmas Day

     




     

     


    Montgomery County Probate Court is proud to announce that Judge Alice O. McCollum is participating in the National Adoption Day on Thursday, November 20, 2014.
    This local celebration is part of the nationwide effort to call attention to the thousands of foster children waiting for adoption and to celebrate all the families that do adopt.

    To see pictures of the Adoption proceedings go to the Adoption link in the left hand column.