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Estates, Guardianship, Conservatorship

Filing Documents

In an effort to limit person to person contact in our Estates Division, we recommend you submit your filings by mail.  If you are unable to do so, we will be taking in-person filings by appointment only beginning Friday, May 15, 2020. To make an appointment, please complete the appointment request form.  (If you do not have email access, call (770) 528-1907 or (770) 528-1911).

Prior to arriving to the courthouse for your appointment please see the list below.             

  • Your filing will need to be ready to file, including signatures being properly notarized and your filing filled out completely.
  • No one will be available to assist with completing forms.
  • We do not have a notary.
  • If you have any questions about our services or procedures, please contact our office by phone prior to scheduling an appointment so that your filing is complete and ready to be filed at the time of your appointment.
  • Filing fee will be required at the time of filing. Refer to the Court Fees section on our website for further information regarding fees.
    • Cash, check, money order and credit card are all accepted. If paying by check/money order, please make payable to Cobb County Probate Court.
    • There will be a $2.50 service fee assessed to any credit/debit card transaction. This service fee goes directly to LexisNexis VitalChek Network, Inc.; Probate Court’s payment processing vendor. All fees are non-refundable.
  • Everyone MUST wear a mask or face covering to enter the courthouse.

If you need help with Probate forms or not sure which form to use, please view our informational flyer about the Cobb County Probate Clinic.

Administering Oaths

If you are appointed as a fiduciary by our court and wish to have your oath administered online, you should submit your request to do so at [email protected]. Once your request is received, you will be contacted by court personnel to schedule the appointment. Please be aware that an Order appointing you as a fiduciary will need to have been issued prior to making this request.

Obtaining Certified or True Copies of Documents

Documents on file with our Court

  • Mail a request to our office, including the name of the estate, estate number, which type of document you wish to have certified and how many certified documents you are requesting.
  • Provide a return address to mail the copies.
  • Enclose payment with your request
    • Certified and true copies are $10.00/each plus $1.00 per page for each additional document

Guardianship/Conservatorship Cases

  • Please bring a written request including the name of the ward, the estate number, what type of document you wish to have certified, the number of certified documents you are requesting, and a return address envelope to which we may mail your copies to our office in an envelope.
  • The clerks at the front desk will ask to see your ID, so please have it ready upon entering our office. 
  • After checking your ID the clerk will instruct you to place your request, along with your payment (check, money order, or exact cash) in the drop box located in the lobby.
    • Certified and true copies are $10.00/each plus $1.00 per page for each additional document

The Probate Court Judge, Clerk, and staff are committed to providing you with excellent customer service. We will be happy to assist you with any questions or concerns that you may have about probate court services or procedures. Please be advised, however, that state law prohibits our staff from rendering legal advice, restating the law, or recommending specific ways to pursue legal action.

PLEASE NOTE:  Nothing on this web site is intended to advise anyone regarding legal remedies for a particular circumstance. Many matters of law are quite complex and may require special knowledge of legal principles and procedures. If you have a problem involving the interpretation of the law, we suggest you contact an attorney licensed in the State of Georgia. Although we cannot recommend a specific attorney, you may contact the Cobb County Attorney Referral Service at (770) 424-7149.

The Estates Division will be closing daily from 12:00-1:00 pm for lunch.

If you have any further questions, please call (770) 528-1900.