45 South Main Street
Mon thru Fri, 9 am - 5 pm
Judge: Patrick M. Birney
Tel: (203) 294-2100
Fax: (203) 294-2109
The Probate Court has jurisdiction over a variety of matters, including:
- Probating wills and the administration of estates.
- Overseeing testamentary and living trusts.
- Determining title to real and personal property.
- Construing the meaning of wills and trusts.
- Appointing guardians for persons with intellectual disabilities.
- Appointing conservators of the person and estate for incapable individuals.
- Committing individuals suffering from psychiatric disabilities or drug and alcohol addiction to an appropriate facility.
- Removing guardianship rights of parents and appointing temporary custodians and guardians for minor children.
- Terminating the parental rights of parents who cannot fulfill their parental responsibilities.
- Granting adoptions.
- Granting name changes.
- Approving the issuance of marriage licenses to persons between the age of 16 and 18 years old.
- Quarantine and isolation orders for public health emergencies.
- Tuberculosis treatment orders.
- Removal of life support and other end-of-life decisions.