Probate Examiner Notes Text Message Program
The Probate Examiner Notes Text Message Program allows a party to easily register to receive text messages each time a new probate note is posted in a case. A party may also opt for email notice. The instant notification will allow the user to be able to timely address all probate notes before the next court hearing. Follow this link to REGISTER your phone number or email for text or email messages.
Clearing Your Probate Notes
For help with probate notes, you may also attend the Remote Clear Your Notes Workshop. To learn more about the workshop, please click here or watch the videos below:
Clearing Your Probate Notes Workshop - Decedent's Estate https://elearning-workgroup.ispring.com/app/preview/8cb43820-0c39-11ed-b621-2ecab3d43047
Probate Notes Search
Asking Questions About Probate Notes
Probate notes are prepared only for matters set as follows:
- Question must be from the attorney or party on the case.
- E-mail advising the court of possible oversights may be sent.
- Responses to notes may not be emailed or attached to the e-mail message.
- Disputes regarding requirements set forth in the notes may not be made via e-mail.
- Advice regarding specific procedural direction for curing Probate Note "requirements" may not be given.
- This service is not intended to be used in lieu of legal advice. You may need to seek legal advice.
- This e-mail is not for confirming that a document has been filed with the court.
E-mail questions must be sent to ProbateCalendar@occourts.org. Your e-mail must contain the following information:
- The subject line of the e-mail must be completed as follows: hearing date, time, department, case number and case caption (Example: 02-22-11, 9:00, C03, A123456, SMITH)
- The e-mail message must contain the requestor's name.
- Do not include attachments.
Every effort will be made to respond to e-mail questions within 24 hours of receipt by the Court.
Requesting a Continuance Via Email Without an Appearance
- Requests must be received no later than 4:00 p.m., three court days before the hearing..
- Request must be for a first continuance, no prior continuances.
- If requesting party is the petitioner, and there is an objector, an agreement to the continuance must be received by the court via email, directly from the objector.
- If requesting party is an objector, an agreement to the continuance must be received by the court via email, directly from the petitioner.
- If there are multiple petitions and petitioners, continuance requires an agreement by all, to be received directly from each party by the court via email.
- When parties or counsel have been ordered to return at a prior hearing, continuance will require a bench warrant to be issued and held pending appearance at the new date at which an appearance is required.
- Only one case and hearing date per email request.
E-mail requests for continuances must be sent to ContinueProbate@occourts.org. Your e-mail must contain the following information:
- The subject line of the e-mail must be completed as follows: hearing date, time, department, case number and case caption (Example: 02-22-11, 9:00, C03, 2013-123456, SMITH)
- The email message must include: reason for the continuance, preferred continuance date and name of requestor.
- Do not include attachments.