The Fairfax Circuit Court Probate Office has moved exclusively to virtual appointments to probate estates during the COVID-19 pandemic. “In addition to creating the safest possible environment for our customers and staff, our virtual probate appointment has the added benefit of making life easier for families located across the country,” said Clerk of the Fairfax Circuit Court John T. Frey.
The virtual probate process uses a combination of Webex, e-signature, online payment and streamlined-payment methods to conduct administrative probate. Customers can contact the Clerk’s Office at 703-691-7320 to go over what original estate records are required for the probate.
The virtual probate process requires a computer, smartphone or tablet with a microphone and camera, along with internet access. Also, an email address/account for the resulting Webex appointment with the probate clerk is necessary.
For those who have an upcoming probate appointment, the Clerk’s Office will reach out directly to the customer/law firm and explain next steps. Customers can call the Probate Office at 703-691-7320 (press 3, and 5).
The virtual probate process is part of Fairfax County’s Assistance from a Distance initiative, which features a number of key government services available online so residents can still conduct business during COVID-19.