Probate Court

The Probate Court of West Haven services West Haven residents in relation to decedent’s estate matters, conservatorships, commitments, name changes, adoptions, terminations of parental rights and multiple types of guardianship matters. The West Haven Probate Court workload ranks as one of the busiest probate courts in Connecticut.
When most people think of the Probate Court, they think of the handling of decedent’s estate matters. While decedent’s estates is an important part of what we do in the West Haven Probate Court, we also handle a multitude of other matters. The Probate Court of West Haven services the people of the city of West Haven through the handling of the following matters:
  • Decedent’s estates
  • Custody matters
  • Termination of parental rights
  • Paternity claims
  • Adoptions
  • Conservatorships
  • Guardian of estate
  • Guardianship of mentally retarded
  • Involuntary mental commitments
  • Probable cause hearings
  • Name changes