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Understanding the Probate Court

Greene County Sheriff

Lois Zerrer talks with Carol Akin, probate commissioner for the Greene County Probate Court, about the responsibilities of the probate court.

According to Akin, the probate court is a division of the circuit court.  The court handles things like the estates of deceased people and guardianships for both adults and children.

She says, historically, the court has served an important function when someone dies and hasn't done any estate planning.  Probate helps dispose of the property among the heirs, she says.