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District of Westport-Weston
110 Myrtle Avenue, Room 100,
Westport CT 06880
Telephone: 203-341-1100
Fax: 203-341-1102
  • Judge of Probate: Lisa K. Wexler
  • Chief Clerk: Audrey Williams 
  • Clerk: Shirley A DeLuca
  • Clerk: Jacqueline Troxell
  • Asst. Clerk: Karen Uccellini 

Connecticut is divided into 132 probate districts, each of, which is presided over by a Judge of Probate who is elected to office for a four-year term. The Westport-Weston Probate Court District is a part of the Connecticut State Probate system and is located in Westport Town Hall. Probate Courts have jurisdiction over many matters:

  • Probating wills and the administration of estates
  • Overseeing testamentary and living trusts
  • Determining title to real and personal property
  • Construing the meaning of wills and trusts
  • Appointing guardians for the intellectually disabled
  • Appointing conservators of the person and the estate of incapable individuals
  • Committing those suffering from mental illness to an appropriate facility
  • Removing unfit parents as guardians of their children
  • Terminating the parental responsibilities
  • Granting adoptions
  • Granting name changes

Sometime the issues presented to the Probate Courts are complex and difficult. Therefore, it is important that you seek competent professional advice so that your legal rights are fully protected. The Court can provide pamphlets dealing with many issues of the Probate process. Judge Wexler and the Court staff will be happy to answer your procedural questions, but they are not allowed to give you specific legal advice.

Frequently Asked Questions and other information about the Probate Court can be found on the State of Connecticut Probate Court website at the link below.

Links

State of Connecticut Probate Court

Newsletter, January 2018 [PDF]

Newsletter, April 2018 [PDF]