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Probate Self-Help Center

The Probate Self-Help Center assists the public with matters related to wills, small and large estates, guardian of minor’s estates, and adult guardianship. General information is available to assist the public with other Probate case types. Users can fill out the necessary forms online, print them, and file them with the Probate Division. The Probate Self-Help Center provides filers with a roadmap explaining each step in the process, from start to finish.

The Center offers a Guardianship Orientation seminar (virtual) held on the third Thursday of each month from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. If you'd like to attend, please email GuardianshipAssistanceProgram [at]

Location: Court Building A (515 5th Street, NW) - Room 316.
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., with closure from 12 noon – 1 p.m. for lunch.

Probate Division

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

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Hours of Operation

8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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