Register of Probate: Donna M. Peterson
Judge of Probate: James Austin
The Probate Court is responsible for the settlement of estates.
Estates are settled through the administration of wills and trusts
and provide for the orderly disposition of assets to the appropriate
recipients in a timely and effective manner.
The Probate Court is also responsible for the appointment of
guardians and conservators, adoptions, and name changes for the
citizens of Piscataquis County. Hearings on these matters are
conducted before the Judge of Probate.
In exercising the jurisdiction of the Probate Court, the Judge, the
Register of Probate, and the Deputy Register of Probate have the
responsibility to fulfill the directives of State statutes to ensure
the careful and consistent administration of justice.