MONTGOMERY COUNTY PROBATE DIVISION COURT

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Judge Alice O. McCollum 
 Montgomery County Probate Court
 

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.     

News

The Rules of Superintendence governing guardianships of adult incompetents have been amended
effective June 1, 2015.  To access the amended rules, click here.  For more information regarding the
Court's guardianship requirements, click here.

Highlights

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 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 2, 2016 Court closes at 11:15 a.m. for Staff Development

December 26, 2016 Christmas Day

FUTURE COURT CLOSINGS FOR 2017:

January 2, 2017 New Year's Day Observed

January 4, 2017 Staff Training Court closed from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

January 16, 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

February 20, 2017 President's Day

May 29, 2017 Memorial Day

July 4, 2017 Independence Day

September 4, 2017 Labor Day

October 9, 2017  Columbus Day

November 10, 2017 Veterans Day Observed

November 23, 2017 Thanksgiving

November 24, 2017 Day After Thanksgiving

December 25, 2017 Christmas Day


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.