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Probate is a legal process that takes place after someone's death. It usually involves proving that the deceased's will is valid, identifying the deceased person's property and having it appraised, paying outstanding debts and taxes, and distributing the property per the will or state law. The Probate division also handles the estates of incapacitated adults, estates of minors, trusts, and wills.
NEW! On-site and Virtual Appointments for Decedent Estates – Make an Appointment Online
You may now schedule an appointment with the Legal Branch and Small Estates Branch to review new petitions.
NEW! Public Computers – Make an Appointment Online
You may now reserve a public computer by clicking on this link. Appointments are given preference over on-site same day sign-up to maintain capacity limits in our offices due to Covid-19.
ADDITIONS TO CASEFILEEXPRESS (CFX)
Presiding Judge: Hon. Laura Cordero
Deputy Presiding Judge: Hon. Carmen McLean
Director: Nicole Stevens
Deputy Director: Aisha Ivey-Nixon
Register of Wills: Nicole Stevens
Deputy Register of Wills: John H. Middleton
Court Building A
515 Fifth Street, NW, Third Floor
Washington, DC 20001
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.