A probate court is part of the State of Georgia's Judicial Branch. The branch includes the Georgia Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, State Superior Courts, Magistrate Courts, Juvenile Courts, and Probate Courts. Formerly known as Courts of the Ordinary, the Probate Court is a specialized court. It specifically focuses on probate and matters of estate.
Gary Woods also will eventually serve as a Deputy Magistrate under Chief Magistrate Tracy L. Maddux. For more information regarding the Magistrate Court, please see the Magistrate Court's page.