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News & Notices
- Effective immediately, all attorneys are required to file a Certificate of Representation form pursuant to Minn. Gen. R. of Prac. 104.
- Effective June 2, 2015, the Probate Division will change how probate cases are scheduled on commencing and account hearing calendars. When commencing or account hearing petitions are filed, they will be scheduled on the following days:
- Formal Estates (Commencing) - Monday mornings,
- Guardian/Conservator (Commencing & Accounts) - Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday mornings;
- Trusts (Commencing & Accounts) - Wednesday afternoons
The filing party must include either a cover letter with the petition, or the party must add a comment in the EFS envelope when documents are e-filed specifying dates that will not work for his/her schedule, if conflicts exist. If no dates are specified, court administration will assume the matter may be scheduled on any date. The filing party will be notified of the date on which the petition is scheduled as soon as possible. Court hearings are typically scheduled to be heard within 45 to 60 days of receipt of the petition.
- Notice: Attorneys handling Estate cases in Hennepin County, 4th Judicial District, must file a proposed "Notice and Order for Hearing/Notice to Creditors" with the court. The court will complete the document by entering the hearing date and obtaining the judicial signature. The completed Notice/Order will be sent to the filing attorney for service and publication. NOTE: Probate/Mental Health Court, nor any other agency or entities thereof, does not assume any legal liability, financial liability or responsibility for the accuracy of information in the document after it is returned to the filing attorney. It is the responsibility of the filing attorney to ensure all information on the document is correct prior to service and publication.
- Notice: eFile and eServe is available in Probate Court. Use of the system is voluntary and limited to legal professionals handling Probate matters. Mental Health Civil Commitment case types are also available for eFile and eServe and is voluntary.
- Notice: The Probate/Mental Health Court uniformly enforces MN Statutes 481.02, subd. 5, which requires that corporations appearing in District Court must be represented by an attorney.
- Notice: Conservators appointed by the court must e-file their annual reports using MyMNConservator (MMC).
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