Estates and guardianship Information
Jurisdiction over the probate of wills, administration of estates, appointment of guardians and conservators, involuntary evaluations, and other civil proceedings.
All filings must be typed or legibly hand-printed in blue or black ink on 8.5 x 11 white paper. Pleadings or documents that are illegible will not be accepted for filing
For most pleadings and other documents filed, there is a corresponding Court Cost. Court Costs are due and payable at the time of filing. (schedule of fees)
Those petitioning for a guardianship/conservatorship of an incapacitated adult or a minor must submit to a criminal background check.
Proceeding without an Attorney
If you elect to proceed without an attorney, it will be your responsibility as the petitioner to determine and/or select the appropriate petition to file for your situation. Probate Court staff cannot give legal advice and can only answer in general questions concerning the Georgia Standard Probate Forms. Neither the Court nor the County can accept responsibility for incorrect decisions made by the staff, and they have been directed to refrain from giving that kind of advice. (Click here for more information)
Written Requests Mailed to:
Whitfield County Probate Court
205 N Selvidge Street Suite G
Dalton, GA 30720
Fax (706) 281-1735