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Probate Court

Colbert County Courthouse (Probate Office)
201 North Main Street 
Tuscumbia, AL 35674 
Phone: (256) 386-8542 
Fax: (256) 386-8547

Mission Statement
The mission of Colbert County Probate Court, is to provide a fair and efficient forum to have all matters that come within the jurisdiction of the Probate Court decided promptly and in an atmosphere of respect to all persons who come before the Court.
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
Filings accepted from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m

Judge
Honorable Daniel Rosser Probate Judge, (256) 386-8542
Daniel is currently serving his first term as Colbert County Probate Judge. He has proudly served as an attorney for 15 years. He is an active volunteer in the community and a member of various clubs and organizations. He is a graduate of Deshler High School, University of North Alabama, and Birmingham School of Law. Daniel is married to Tina and they have one daughter, Charley.
Probate Court Duties
Probate Court exercises jurisdiction and supervision in probating of wills and of the administration of estates and trust of deceased person by personal representatives and trustees. The Court hears cases pertaining to guardianships; adoptions; estates and wills, and the mentally ill.

Overview
The Probate Court exercises jurisdiction and supervision in probating of wills and of the administration of estates and trusts of deceased persons by personal representatives and trustees. The Court also hears cases relating to guardianship; conservatorship for adults and minors; and petitions for the hospitalization and/or treatment of mentally ill persons.
The Probate Court interprets last wills in the event of uncertainty or conflict over the willís meaning, or to determine rights to an estate of which the person has died intestate (without a will). Proceedings in the Probate Court may be very brief or summary in form (as when wills are self-executing and the probate court need only review them briefly), or the proceedings may develop into full-scale adversarial proceedings.
The Probate Court can appoint a guardian to act on behalf of an incapacitated individual. The Court may also appoint a conservator to manage the estate and financial affairs of the individual. Guardians of the person and his/her estate are also appointed by the Probate Court. The Probate Court is required to periodically review guardianship to determine if the need for guardianship still exists.

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