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Nantucket County Register of Probate

The Register of Probate is effectively the Clerk of Courts for the Probate and Family Court within the county. Responsibilities include records and case management, assisting the justices in court, and working with the involved parties. The Probate and Family Court Department has jurisdiction over family-related and probate matters, such as divorce, paternity, child support, custody, parenting time, adoption, termination of parental rights, and abuse prevention. It also handles wills, estates, trusts, guardianships, conservatorships, and changes of name. The Register of Probate is a state office within the Judicial Branch, and the term of office is six years. All 14 counties are electing a Register of Probate in 2020.

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  • Sarah E. Maxwell
    (Dem)

  • Barbara M. Mendez
    (U)

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As the Register of Probate deals with cases involving family-related matters, what skills or experience do you possess to ensure that you will assist and protect all individuals, families and children in an impartial and respectful manner?

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