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.
Please see the Superior Court Reimagining Plan for the current status of our operations, including hearings.
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.
Public Computers – Make an Appointment Online
You can reserve a public computer. Appointments are preferred over on-site same day signup.