Orphan's Court

The Orphans’ Court handles all matters involving estates and wills as the probate court in Maryland, and also some guardianships of minors.

The three judges of the Orphans’ Court for Prince George’s County must be attorneys, licensed to practice law in the State of Maryland. Judges of the Orphans’ Court are elected every four years by the citizens of this county, with the judge of longest tenure serving as Chief Judge. ​