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.
ATTENTION APPLICANTS FOR GUARDIANSHIP AND APPLICANTS FOR ADULT NAME CHANGES:
Beginning January 1, 2017, you are required to submit a criminal background check completed by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCI) with your application. Click here for information regarding how to obtain a background check. If you are an attorney, you may submit a certificate of good standing issued by the Supreme Court in lieu of the criminal background check.
The Montgomery County Probate Court is E-FILING!
All new and existing MSC case filings shall be electronically filed.
The Court will not accept any MSC filings from attorneys through the U. S. Mail, FED EX or UPS.
Miscellaneous case types include:
|Assign Lottery Prize||Production of Will|
|Change of Name--Adult||Registration of Birth|
|Change of Name--Minor Child||Sale of Real Estate—Estate|
|Concealment of Assets||Sale of Real Estate—Guardianship|
|Correction of Birth||Successor Custodian|
|Correction of Marriage||Surviving Spouse Purchase Action|
|Declaration of Paternity||Transfer of Rights|
|Declaratory Judgment||Validity of Will|
|Designation of Heir||Will Construction|
|Determination of Heirship||Will Contest|
|Presumption of Death||Other- Plaintiff|
Continue to monitor this website as the Probate Court requires
E-Filing on additional case types.
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.