Probate Court Welcome Video

Judge Kenya M. Johnson Welcome Video

January 01, 2021

Welcome to the Probate Court of Fulton County, Georgia. The primary function of the Probate Court is to ensure that estates and guardianships are administered in accordance with the law. The judge of the Probate Court makes determinations in all controversies involving estates of decedents and guardianships and/or conservatorships of minors and adults by conducting trials & hearings, both with and without a jury.

The mission of the Fulton County Probate Court is to work in the best interests of Fulton’s families and futures. The Probate Court has exclusive jurisdiction over the following:

• Probate of wills of decedents
• Appointment and removal of administrators and executors of decedents’ estates
• Appointment and removal of guardians and/or conservators of minors and adults
• Audit of returns of executors, administrators, and conservators
• Issuance of marriage licenses and weapons carry licenses
• Commitments of the mentally ill, alcohol and substance abusers
• Miscellaneous duties such as issuance of fireworks permits, certificates of residence, and recording of elected officials’ oaths and bonds

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

Nothing on this website 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 question 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 State Bar of Georgia for a list of lawyer referral services.