The Probate Court assists in the legal and social welfare needs of a great many of the families in Cumberland County, and does approximately 25% of the total probate business within the State of Maine.
Probate Court filings in all 16 Maine counties can be viewed at Maineprobate.net. The docket is available at no charge, and copies of the filings are $2 per page. An account can also be set up for $25 per month that allows online viewing of documents and copies at $1 per page.
The officials of the Probate Court are a Judge and a Registrar, both of whom are elected to serve a term of 4 years. The Judge performs the judicial business of the court and the Registrar handles the administrative work of the registry.