Orphans' Court
 
Estate matters that require judicial disposition are handled in the Orphan's Court. Routine appearances before the Orphan's Court include:

  • Audits of accounts of executors, administrators, trustees, and guardians
  • Distribution of estates of decedents, incompetents, and minors
  • Appointment and control of guardians
  • Adoptions
  • Appeals from the Register of Wills involving probate matters
  • Inheritance tax appeals
  • Various petitions and motions
As Clerk of the Orphan's Court, the Register maintains the docket and all other records of the Orphan's Court. The Register is required by law to advertise in the local newspapers the accounts submitted to him in Orphan's Court.