Probate of Decedent Estates

The Probate Division Decedent Estates section comprises five courtrooms that hear all matters involving the administration of both testate and intestate estates including the following: 

  • Petitions for Letters of Office;
  • Will Contests and Petitions for Will Construction and related Testamentary Trust Contests;
  • Claims filed against the Estate;
  • Citations to Discover and/or Recover Assets; and
  • Petitions to establish Heirships.

For additional information, including links to important forms and how to connect with the Decedent Estate courtrooms, click on the tabs below. 

    Courtrooms and Judges

    The five decedent estate courtrooms are:


    Courtroom Clerks do not have phone access

    For inquiries regarding courtesy copies, scheduling, Zoom information and proposed orders, please first review the assigned judge’s Standing Order. You may contact Joseph Fleming at 312-603-7546 or or the Probate Division Staff Attorney at 312-603-7545 or with administrative or procedural inquiries.