Probate Court

Department Functions

To provide services (i.e. probating estates, resolving disputes in estates and trusts, handling involuntary commitments for chemical dependency and/or mental illness, obtaining marriage licenses, appointing and supervising guardians and conservators, and approving minor and wrongful death settlements), to the public ever mindful of the sensitive nature of the service provided and the emotional state of the client. Probate court includes the Divisions of Estate, Commitment and Marriage and handles probate estates, commitment hearings, and the issuance or copies of marriage licenses. The office does not write wills or hear criminal cases.

Additional Information

For information on decedents estates, probate forms, guardians, conservators and involuntary commitments, please visit the Georgetown County Probate Court State Website.