Estates, Guardianship & Conservatorship
Beginning September 1, 2020, and until further notice, the Liberty County Probate Court will be scheduling all non-emergency probate and guardianship hearings and/or oaths on the first and third Thursdays of each month, unless otherwise specially scheduled by the Court. If a party or attorney needs a special setting in a particular matter, a request should be submitted to the Court for consideration.
All hearings and/or oaths shall be in-person proceedings, unless otherwise determined by the Court, and shall be conducted in compliance with current public health guidelines and the provisions provided for in the Court's COVID-19 Operating Guidelines which can be viewed on this webpage or on the Georgia Administrative Office of Courts website. Masks must be worn and social distancing must be maintained at all times.
**Please be aware that some of the Georgia Probate Court Standard Forms and General Instructions have been updated by the Council of Probate Court Judges to reflect recent changes to Georgia law under HB 865 (2020). Accordingly, the Council recommends the use of the updated forms listed on its website starting January 1, 2021. Please note that each updated form will remain "unofficial" until it is officially approved by the Supreme Court of Georgia. Link to Recommended Forms/General Instructions**
All other Standard Georgia Probate Court forms (that were not updated as indicated above) are available on the Georgia Supreme Court Forms page or on the Council of Probate Judges of Georgia Forms page. Please be sure that an updated form has not been recommended prior to using these forms.
Additional Liberty County Probate forms include:
- Annual Return (PDF)
- Annual Return Certification (PDF)
- Inventory (PDF)
- Inventory Certification (PDF)
- Personal Status Report (PDF)
- Personal Status Report (Temporary Guardianship) (PDF)
Guardianship & Conservatorship Videos & Handbook
- Adult Guardianship and Conservatorship Video - English
- Adult Guardianship and Conservatorship Video - Spanish
- Minor Conservatorship - English
- Minor Conservatorship - Spanish
- Handbook for Guardians and Conservators in Georgia (PDF)
- Annual Return Video
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. 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 problem involving the interpretation of the law, we suggest you contact an attorney licensed in the State of Georgia.
Self-represented petitioners/litigants are encouraged to view the videos (available in both English and Spanish) provided by the Council of Probate Court Judges of Georgia for guidance on various Georgia probate matters.