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    Mental Health

    Mental Health and Retardation
    It is the responsibility of the Probate Court to oversee the involuntary commitment process of individuals who are alleged to be mentally ill or mentally retarded while protecting their rights and to ensure they receive treatment in the least restrictive environment.  The Court hears and determines if the individual requires hospitalization.  All proceedings and records are confidential.  
    The Court will appoint an attorney for a person if it appears the alleged mentally ill/mentally retarded person is indigent.  In addition, the Court will advise all allegedly mentally ill persons of additional legal rights they have under the law.

    Mental Health
    The Mental Health Department is responsible for processing affidavits and motions to 
    initiate the involuntary civil commitment procedure of this Court.  Hearings are conducted by the Court at various hospitals and other mental health facilities throughout the county.

    Mental Retardation
    The Mental Illness Department is also responsible for processing filings under R.C. Chapter 5123 and this Court appoints attorneys, doctors, psychologists, and other experts as required.  When it is necessary to place a mentally retarded adult in an institutional environment, the Probate Court, after hearing, may order that person be placed in an appropriate institution such as the Montgomery County Developmental Center.

    Related Agencies
    The agency primarily responsible for making sure the mentally ill receive appropriate treatment is the Montgomery County ADAMHS Board.  The agency primarily responsible for reviewing placement, education and treatment of the adult mentally retarded is the Montgomery County Board of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (MRDD).

    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

    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.