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    This Court administers Testamentary Trusts but does not administer Living Trusts.   
     
    A Testamentary Trust is a trust that is created by the last Will and Testament of the deceased.  In this Court, it is created as a separate case.  It is the responsibility of the fiduciary or the fiduciary's attorney to file the appropriate paperwork to appoint a Testamentary Trustee.  An estate will not be closed until the Testamentary Trust has been created.  It is subject to the same fiduciary requirements as for estates. 

    The Ohio Revised Code has placed other types of trusts, such as wrongful death and special need trusts, in the Probate Court's jurisdiction.  There are very specialized trusts and should only be created with the help of an attorney. 
     
     

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    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
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    FUTURE COURT CLOSINGS
    for 2015:

    January 19, 2015 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    February 16, 2015 for Presidents' Day

    May 25, 2015  Memorial Day

    July 3, 2015  Independence Day

    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 

     

     




     

     


    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.