The Mobile County Probate Court is a small court system in the second most populated county in the State of Alabama. This particular court focuses less on issues regarding criminal activity. Instead it is more based on the acquisition and distribution of property regarding descendants’ estates, adoption, guardianship, conservatorships, and the issue of condemnation of land for public use. The latter is also referred to as eminent domain.
What this means is that the Mobile County Probate Court does not process and punish those who are considered to be criminals. Instead it is a court that tends to the public matters of the county and issues of family and housing.
Under the term of family, this is where adoption, guardianship, and even the commitment of the mentally ill can be placed. In regards to adoption and guardianship, the court takes special care to look over the qualifications and circumstances of individuals who are looking into matters of adopting or guardianship.
In regards to the commitment of the mentally ill, this is where a family must decide what to do with someone who is mentally ill. If they cannot handle the responsibility of protecting and taking care of their ill family member, having them legally required to go to a treatment facility might be the only option.
In regards to property, this is where the issues of estate administration and condemnation of land for public use comes in. The former is where a will bequeaths items to family and friends. However, this can be contested due to issues of mental cognizance and various other issues. Regarding property in condemnation of land, this is where land is estimated and given a value to the family. The family is required to leave the property and move to a new home.