Eighth Judicial Court Rules

Rule 4.11 – Filings of matters before probate court and assignment of case numbers.

Rule 4.11. Filings of matters before probate court and assignment of case numbers.

  • (a) All matters filed in probate court shall begin with the letter “P,” followed by the assigned case number, followed by an “E” for estate matters or a “T” for trust matters by the clerk of the court (e.g., P-123456-E or P-123456-T).

    (b) Each trust over which the court is requested to assume jurisdiction must be filed as a separate case number absent an order from the probate judge permitting otherwise. This rule does not apply to subtrusts created under a trust (e.g., a survivor’s trust and a marital trust under a family trust).

    (c) Petitions related to a decedent’s probate estate administration may not be filed in the same case as matters involving an inter vivos trust established by or for the benefit of the decedent absent an order of the probate judge permitting otherwise.

          [Added; effective September 2, 2014.]