The Probate Pro has the great privilege of appearing before probate courts throughout the state of Illinois. DuPage County Probate Court is one of the most enjoyable courts to practice in. The DuPage County Probate Court has experienced and knowledgeable judges that understand probate law. They are staffed by friendly and experienced personnel.
Fun Facts about DuPage County
The county took its name from the DuPage River, which was, in turn, named after a French fur trapper, DuPage. The county has a high socioeconomic profile and residents include some of the wealthiest people in the Midwest. In 2018, two municipalities in DuPage County were named amongst the top 20 best places to live in America. As of the 2010 census, the population was 916, 924.
Mission of the Probate Court
The mission of the DuPage County Probate Court is to strive for accuracy, completeness and timely records of the court cases. Their goals are to operate with the highest degree of accuracy, integrity and efficiency as passible for the Citizens of DuPage County. The Probate Court Judges and Staff are dedicated public servants who efficiently process all matters relating to the settlement of decedents estate, trusts, guardianships, conservatorships, and commitment of persons with a mental illness. Resolving disputes among interested persons will be accomplished efficiently with appropriate consideration of the best interests of the minor, the protected individual, the estate, and the public and all others who come before it.
The DuPage County Probate Court is a court of statutory jurisdiction, primarily concerned with the protection of incapacitated or mentally ill individuals and their assets, and the proper transfer of assets at death.
Maps and Directions
The DuPage County Probate Court is located at 505 N. County Farm Rd. in Wheaton, Illinois.
DuPage County Probate Court Judges
The Court is staffed by two experienced and knowledgeable judges that understand and excel in probate law.
- The Honorable Robert G. Gibson is an Associate Judge for the Probate Court. Judge Gibson was appointed to the probate court in 2010 and is a graduate of University of Notre Dame and the University School of Law.
- The Honorable Brian J. Diamond is an Associate Judge for the Probate Court. Judge Diamond was elected to the probate court in 2011 and re-elected in 2015.
DuPage County Hours and Operations
The DuPage County Probate Court’s hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. The DuPage County Probate Court is closed during most major holidays.
An important consideration before entering the DuPage County Probate Court are the security requirements. You will be subject to building security before you enter the court and must pass through a metal detector. Weapons and cell phones are never permitted in the courthouse. The list of prohibited items seems obvious and include weapons, explosives, cutting instruments of any kind including knives, scissors or anything with a sharp or cutting edge, and chemical or aerosol sprays.
Only attorneys, court employees, jurors and law enforcement are allowed to bring in cell phones or electronic recording devices upon proper demonstration of credentials.
DuPage County Probate Website
For many probate related issues, there is no need to venture all the way to the courthouse. You can do it from the warm, cozy confines of your home. The court has a wonderful website. The website has tons of valuable information including probate forms that can be downloaded free of charge. Yes, free court approved probate forms!
A probate record or file search can be done online if you have the case number or file name.
- I2File Link
- Instruction Page for E-filing
- Check Annual Report Due Date
- Self-Representation Assistance
- Special Needs Access
Probate Lawyer Near Me for the DuPage County Probate Court
The Probate Pro is grateful to be able to practice law in the DuPage County Probate Court. The Probate Pro is here to help you navigate this journey by focusing on your goals. If you have any questions concerning any aspect of the law, let me know. My direct line is 248-399-3300 or toll free: 833-PROBATE.