Probate Judge

Duties


Judge Caraway presides over informal Probate proceeding whether there is a will or no will.

Form Packets


The County Clerk's Office has the necessary forms packets available to the public for Probate hearings (with or without a will) upon request for a $5 fee. Please contact the Judge's Office or the Eddy County Clerk's Office if you wish to obtain a forms packet.
 

Mandatory Fees or Charges

The following Fees must be paid in full on the date of presentation for filing of the Probate with the Court and/or a request for copies or for Notarization:           

  •  Probate Court Filing Fee: $30.00
  •  Copy charges per page for any document or paper filed: $0.50
  •  Certification Fee by County Clerk for a Certified copy of any document: $1.00  per Certification   
  •  Notarization Services by County Clerk: $1.00 for each Notarization

Special Cases


 In some cases the heirs may not need to file a Probate and the decision whether it is necessary will rest upon the nature of the deceased's assets and how such assets may be owned.

Office Hours


Judge Caraway's office hours are from 3 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. This is a part time position by law. Appointments in advance are encouraged but not required.

Marriages


No marriages are performed.