Probate Court

Probate court hears cases related to personal and financial affairs of adults and children.
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INTRODUCTION TO PROBATE COURT

The Probate Division hears cases concerning:
  • The appointment of personal representatives including guardianships for children and conservatorships for incapacitated adults;
  • The distribution and handling of estates of people who have died;
  • Petitions regarding trust administration;
  • Review and accounting of guardians and conservators;
  • Disputes about wills, trusts, and powers of attorney; and
  • Other matters that may arise under the Probate code.

Probate cases can be complicated. You may want to speak with an experienced probate lawyer. A lawyer can help you better understand the risks and responsibilities of your case.

GENERAL PROBATE INFORMATION

Probate Court Location

 
 
LATEST NEWS
 
Effective March 25, 2019:
The clerk's offices in every courthouse will remain open to serve the public until 3:00 p.m. Click here for press release.
 
Effective April 10, 2017:
Due to ongoing and multiple years of reduced funding to the Court, Probate Examiner's phone hours have been suspended until further notice.

FILING

Probate documents shall only be filed in the Clerk's Office at the Berkeley Courthouse. To be considered, all documents shall be filed no later than two court days prior to the hearing date.
 

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