How to Schedule an Appointment for Probate

How to Schedule an Appointment For Probate


Deputy Clerk Cindy Cline specializes in the probate process and is prepared to set up an appointment with you once you have gathered the necessary information. Please use the provided guides to help you gather the needed information. Our office is here to assist you in any way possible however, we cannot provide you with legal or accounting advice that you may need in settling an individual estate.

If there is a will, the executor(s) named in the will need to be the person(s) calling to make the appointment and providing us with all the information needed. If the decedent did not have a will, all the heirs (next of kin) should try to decide together who should be the administrator(s). If you are not sure who should be considered an heir or the heirs cannot come to a decision on who should qualify, please contact our office for guidance. Before calling for an appointment, please have as much information as possible ready to help expedite the probate process. Please use the Probate Information Form, Guide to Determine Estimated Value and the checklist below to help ensure that you will have everything you need to make the probate process as simple as possible.

Checklist before calling for an appointment:

  • You are named as an executor in the will or there is not a will and you want to qualify as administrator of the estate.
  • The Probate Information Form is complete so you can relay the info to the Probate Clerk over the phone when calling.
  • Have an estimated value of the estate; both personal property and real estate. You can use the Guide to Determine Estimated Value to help you determine an estimated value.
After you have all the needed information, please email Cindy Cline or call her at 540-574-4320 to set up an appointment.