Welcome from Judge Schaffer


Welcome to the Probate Court website. It has been a long time in the making, but we want it to be as helpful and user-friendly as possible. Any ideas you may have for improvements will be seriously considered. Feedback from the public and from attorneys who practice in this court always proves to be invaluable as we examine how to do our jobs better.

The design of this site is intended to allow you to move around freely within it and to offer you easy access to related sites and other useful information. Quick tip: if you're not sure you have the right court, please consult the jurisdiction page for an overview of the types of cases we handle in Probate Court.

Court personnel are available to help you as well, but there are legal and practical limits to what we can do. We hope that this site will be an informative alternative resource for all of you navigating the complex world of law in the 21st century.

Best wishes from all of us,

Susan G. Schaffer, Judge
Probate Court of Athens-Clarke County

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