Probate Court Services is a specialized unit that handles investigations related to conservatorships, emancipation of a minor, freedom from parental control. guardianships, marriage permission for minors, and stepparent adoptions.
Appointment of a person to oversee the finances and/or the care of an older adult or a developmentally disabled adult who cannot take care of him-/herself.
Emancipation of a Minor
Freeing a child from the control of a parent and giving the child some rights as an adult
Freedom from Parental Custody and Control
A process by which a parents rights can be terminated so an adoption proceeding can occur.
Appointment of a person to oversee the finances and/or the care of a child whose parents are unable to care of the child.
Marriage Permission for Minors
Anyone under 18 wishing to marry must have the approval of your parents and a court order.
A legal process in which one legal parent has custody of a minor and the stepmother or stepfather is seeking to become the legal parent of the child.
Family Court Services staff is unable to provide legal advice. We can however provide you with information about our services. If you have questions, please call 209-754-9890.