New Local Court Rule 4.3 Passed Regarding Probate

On September 27, 2016, the Court en Banc passed the following new local court rule 4.3. The effective date of this rule will be in 60 days, therefore November 26, 2016.

All matters pertaining to probate business shall be filed in the probate division including proceedings for the specific purpose of approval of settlement of cases involving claims by persons less than eighteen (18) years of age. Other civil cases filed on behalf of a minor in which a settlement is reached before, during, or after trial shall be transferred to the probate division for hearing on the proposed settlement and the appointment of a conservator, if necessary.