Probate Court is held the second Tuesday of the month at 9:30 a.m. in the Town Council Chambers of the Richmond Town Hall. The Honorable Judge Christine Engustian presides. The Town Clerk is also the Clerk of the Probate Court.
The filing fee for a probate petition, pursuant to RI General Law, is $34.00. Petitions not on waivers are advertised in the Chariho Times, which is published on Thursdays only. The fee of $30.00 for advertising must be submitted with the petition and filing fee. Petitions to be advertised must be submitted thirty days in advance of the hearing date. A petition on waivers can be filed until noon of the Thursday preceding the probate session.
Probate forms can be downloaded from the Secretary of State's website. You are urged to seek legal advice on all probate matters.
Probate Practices and Procedures (PDF)