Aroostook County Government

Aroostook County Probate Court


26 Court Street, Suite 103
Houlton, Maine 04730
Phone: (207)532-1502
E-Mail: Joanne M. Carpenter
 
Probate Court Calendar

Probate Court

Probate originally meant "relating to proof; afterwards, relating to the proof of wills." The proof before an ordinary, surrogate, register or other duly authorized person that a document produced before him for official recognition and registration, and alleged to be the last will and testament of a certain deceased person is such reality. (Black's Law Dictionary)

The Probate Court has had several relating definitions over the years: the Widows and Orphans Court; the Poor Court; and the Court of Protection. All of these terms fit the description of the Probate Court.

The Probate Court carries out the following procedures:

  • Adoptions
  • Guardianship of Minors
  • Guardianships
  • Conservatorships
  • Change of Names
  • Estates
  • Trusts
  • Beginning Sept. 18, 1999 - Support of Enforcement

Judge: Hon. James P. Dunleavy

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Register: Joanne M. Carpenter

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