Southeastern Connecticut Regional Probate District

The Court covers the Towns of Groton (including the City of Groton, Groton Long Point, Noank, Mystic, and Old Mystic), Ledyard (including Gales Ferry), North Stonington, and Stonington (including Pawcatuck).

Matters within the jurisdiction of the Probate Court include:

  • Accountings and other matters under the Uniform Gifts to Minors Act
  • Adoption
  • Appointment of a conservator of person and estate, both voluntary and involuntary
  • Appointment of a guardian for adults with developmental disabilities
  • Change of name applications
  • Confinement of persons infected with communicable diseases
  • Consent to marriage of minors
  • Deciding custody of remains of deceased persons
  • Emancipation
  • Guardianship of minor children
  • Involuntary commitment of individuals with psychiatric disabilities
  • Paternity
  • Probate of wills and estate administration
  • Testamentary trusts


Hon. Nicholas F. Kepple,