Probate Court

Judge: Anthony DeSisto, Esq.
Clerk: Julie Coelho
401-245-7350

WARREN TOWN CHARTER ARTICLE VIII. - PROBATE COURT

Section 8.01 - Judge

There shall be a Judge of Probate who shall exercise and perform the powers and duties of a Probate Court for the Town of Warren.

Section 8.02 - Appointment and Term

The Judge of Probate shall be appointed by the Town Council to serve for a two-year term of office or until his/her successor is appointed and qualified.

Section 8.03 - Qualifications

The Judge of Probate shall be an attorney-at-law in good standing who has been admitted to the practice of law in the State of Rhode Island and has five (5) years' experience as a practicing attorney. Probate experience is preferred. He or she need not be a resident of the Town of Warren.

Section 8.04 - Absence of Disability

In the absence, disability, or disqualification of the Judge of Probate so that he/she is unable to fulfill his/her duties, or there is a vacancy in such office, the duties of the Judge of Probate shall be performed by the Town Solicitor; and when so serving, the acting Judge of Probate shall have and exercise all the powers and duties of the Judge of Probate.

Section 8.05 - Clerk

The Town Clerk shall be the Clerk of the Probate Court.

Section 8.06 - Fees
All fees assessed by the Clerk of the Probate Court shall inure to the benefit of the Town of Warren and shall be paid to the Town Treasury unless otherwise directed by the laws of the State.