Probate Court

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All probate matters are filed according to residency. Rhode Island does not file by county; each city and town has its own probate court.

Probate Court has jurisdiction in the city in which it is established of: the probate of wills; the granting of administration; the appointment of custodians, administrators, and guardians of persons and estates; the adoption of persons eighteen (18) years of age or older; change of name of persons; and all other matters now within the jurisdiction of probate courts.

Probate Judge: Gregory F. Fater.

The Probate Court Clerk is prohibited from giving legal advice, assistance in the preparation of forms and advisement on how a case should be handled.

For other questions please contact Deputy City Clerk, Carlos Alaan at 845-5349. 


Applications & Forms

All probate forms necessary for filings can be accessed and downloaded through the link to the State of Rhode Island's Probate Forms.    

Probate Fees

Link to Current Fee Schedule: Probate Fees Probate fees 2018 Update

2018 Probate Schedule 2018 Probate Hearing Schedule Revised

Policies and Procedures Probate Court Policies-Procedures.2017




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