Judge of Probate

Trustee's Certicate of a Living Trust

Probate Courts have jurisdiction over a wide variety of matters including:

Trusts and Estates

  • probating wills and the administration of estates;
  • overseeing testamentary and living trusts;
  • determining title to real and personal property; and,
  • construing the meaning of wills and trusts.



Guardians, Conservators and Civil Commitment

  • appointing guardians for persons who are mentally retarded;
  • approving sterilizations and placements of persons who are mentally retarded;
  • appointing a guardian of the estate or person for a child;
  • for persons with mental illness and/or for persons who are incapable of managing or administering their own affairs, appointing conservators of the person and the estate; and,
  • committing those suffering from severe mental illness to an appropriate facility.



  • removing unfit parents as guardians of their children;
  • hearing the claims of paternity of unwed fathers;
  • terminating the parental rights of parents who cannot fulfill their parental responsibilities; and,
  • granting adoptions.



  • granting name changes;
  • approving or disapproving the marriage of a youth under the age of sixteen years; and
  • waiving the blood tests required for the issuance of a marriage license.

Judge of Probate

Chief Clerk

Plainfield Town Hall
8 Community Ave.
Plainfield, CT 06374
United States

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