Do you have an interest in being Cumberland County’s Registrar of Probate?

Do you have an interest in being Cumberland County’s Registrar of Probate? The Cumberland County Democratic Committee needs to recommend one or more candidates to our Governor, for the Registrar of Probate position, to finish out the current term of office.

The Probate Court assists in the legal and social welfare needs of a great many of the families in Cumberland County, and processes approximately 25% of the total probate filings within the State of Maine.  The Probate Court determines the legitimacy of Last Wills and Testaments, the distribution of estates; and processes name changes, minor and adult adoptions, minor and adult guardianships, and minor and adult conservatorships.

The Probate Judge and Register of Probate are officials of the court, elected to serve a four-year term.  The Probate Judge performs the judicial business of the court and the Register of Probate is responsible for the administrative work of the registry.  The Register has quasi-judicial powers and is authorized to conduct Informal Probate proceedings. The Registrar works out of the County Courthouse, at 142 Federal St. in Portland, ME 04101.

If you are interested, would like to learn more, or have questions, please reach out to our Committee at cumberlandcountydems@gmail.com.

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