Hearings

In-person hearings will resume for the Orphans' Court beginning August 2022.  If needed, all applicable social distancing measures will be in place.

The Orphans' Court can only accept original filings for estates and guardianships.  Filings can be mailed via the U.S. Mail, placed in the Orphans' Court drop box or at the Register of Wills office.  The Orphans' Court drop box for filings (during business hours and after) is located at the Commissioner's Entrance of the Upper Marlboro Courthouse.  All filings (not the envelope) must be date stamped and placed in the box.

If you wish to appear virtually for your scheduled in-person hearing, you must submit a Request to Appear Virtually (via Zoom) for Scheduled In-Person Hearing form.  All requests will be on a case-by-case basis.  Please complete and follow the instructions for filing. Please note, request must include an original or electronic signature pursuant to Maryland Rule 20-101 (c).