Hon. Michael M. Darby
Judge of the Court of Probate
District of Greater Manchester (#13)
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m.
The Greater Manchester Probate Court serves the communities of Andover, Bolton, Columbia and Manchester.
The Greater Manchester Probate Court District is a part of the Connecticut State Probate system and is located at 66 Center Street in Manchester, Connecticut.
Probate Courts have jurisdiction over many matters, such as:
Probating wills and the administration of estates
Overseeing testamentary and living trusts
Construing the meaning of wills and trusts
Appointing guardians for the intellectually disabled
Appointing conservators of the person and/or the estate for incapable individuals
Appointing guardians of the estate for minors
Committing those suffering from severe mental illness to an appropriate facility
Removing unfit parents as guardians of their children
Terminating parental responsibilities
Granting name changes
Probate Court information, forms, and e-filing instructions can be found at the State Probate Administration website at www.ctprobate.gov