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Probate Judge

Southeastern Connecticut Regional Probate District
Groton Town Hall
45 Fort Hill Road
Groton, CT  06340
Office Hours: M-F 8:30am-4:30pm
Telephone: 860 441 6655
Fax: 860 441 6657

The Court covers the Towns of Groton (including the City of Groton, Groton Long Point, Noank, Mystic, and Old Mystic), Ledyard (including Gales Ferry), North Stonington, and Stonington (including Pawcatuck).

Matters within the jurisdiction of the Probate Court include:

  • Accountings and other matters under the Uniform Gifts to Minors Act
  • Adoption
  • Appointment of a conservator of person and estate, both voluntary and involuntary
  • Appointment of a guardian for adults with developmental disabilities
  • Change of name applications
  • Confinement of persons infected with communicable diseases
  • Consent to marriage of minors
  • Deciding custody of remains of deceased persons
  • Emancipation
  • Guardianship of minor children
  • Involuntary commitment of individuals with psychiatric disabilities
  • Paternity
  • Probate of wills and estate administration
  • Testamentary trusts

Forms are available at the Court, and also through the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch website.

Staff Directory:

Hon. Nicholas F. Kepple, Judge
Carolyn Bessette, Chief Clerk
Catherine Keesee, Assistant Clerk
Jill A. Millovitsch, Clerk
Susan Bessette, Assistant Clerk
Susan D. Cardinal, Clerk

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