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Controversial Judge Retires (TX)

Fort Worth Weekley

September 7, 2016

Tarrant County Judge Pat Ferchill announced his retirement effective Aug. 31 after sitting on the bench for 35 years in Probate Court No. 2. Ferchill was two years into a four-year term that expires in 2018. He will continue to sit on the bench as a visiting judge until county commissioners appoint his successor.

Some people might shed a tear for Ferchill’s departure, we suppose. Probate courts resolve some sticky family dramas at times.


No funds to pay guardians (OH)

Mount Vernon News (press release)

September 27, 2016

MOUNT VERNON — An “inordinate amount” of guardianships is what Knox County Probate/Juvenile Court Judge Jennifer Springer said she is currently facing in probate court, and it has already siphoned the funds from the indigent guardian fund.


Fight for money from OneOrlando fund may go to probate court (FL)

WFTV Orlando

September 28, 2016

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Many people contributed millions to the OneOrlando fund to help victims and survivors of the Pulse mass shooting June 12.

More than half of the $29.5 million raised will go to the families of those who lost loved ones.