probate court fairfield ctThe Fairfield Probate Court was constituted by the General Court, as the Legislature was then known, in May of 1666 and is one of the oldest courts in the Union. In 1995 the Honorable Daniel F. Caruso became the presiding judge and has faithfully served the town of Fairfield since that time. 

For a list of our current staff, please click here. 

The services provided to our citizens by the Fairfield Probate Court include, but are not limited to:

  • 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 developmentally disabled;
  • Appointing conservators of the person and the estate of incapable individuals;
  • Committing those suffering from mental illness, alcoholism or drug addiction to healthcare facilities;
  • Removing unfit parents as guardians of their children;
  • Terminating parental rights of parents who cannot fulfill their parental responsibilities;
  • Granting adoptions;
  • Emancipating minors;
  • Appointing guardians of the estate of minors;
  • Awarding custody of the remains of a deceased person;
  • Granting name changes; and
  • Granting U.S. Passport applications.