This court has jurisdiction over the following types of case:
- Decedent’s estates; this includes persons who have died with a Will (testate) or those without one (intestate).
- Adult Limited Guardianships, either of the person, estate, or both.
- Minor Guardianships, either of the person, estate, or both.
- Adult Adoptions
- Name Changes
Providence Probate Court is located on the fifth floor of City Hall. The Providence Probate Judge is John E. Martinelli; the Clerk of the Court is Paul V. Jabour, Esq. Both are elected by the City Council and serve for a term of six (6) years. If the judge is unable to hear a particular case, the clerk sits in his stead.