Probate & Juvenile Court
Judge Andrew Jackson
Established in September of 1982 by private act, when the office of County Judge was divested of any and all judicial powers. Judge A. Andrew Jackson was appointed in 1981 by the County Commission to serve with the County Judge for incarceration of juveniles until the private act became effective on September 1, 1982.
Judge Jackson was elected to this position in 1982, 1990, 1998 and in 2006. He will serve an eight year term until 2014.
Clerk Judy Wilson
By the private act, the County Clerk was appointed as the clerk of the court, but does not serve in that capacity. Judy G. Wilson was appointed in 1982 to serve as the Court Clerk and continues to serve as clerk at present.
Duties of the Probate & Juvenile Court
Cases are heard for probate of decedent’s estates and all other related matters to probate, such as claims, exceptions to claims, interim and annual accountings and small estate affidavits.
Cases are heard regarding conservatorships, guardianships, paternity, legitimation, name changes, minors settlement cases and child support. We hear custody cases involving dependent and neglected children and cases of termination of parental rights.
We hear delinquent, unruly and traffic cases for juveniles and contributing cases for adults. We provide 24 hour county probation for juveniles and for detention of juveniles. Our court provides a certified traffic safety course, an alcohol and drug class and a class on Issues In Honesty on site for our juveniles.
Location and Office Hours
4000 Hwy 48 North
Charlotte, TN 37036
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m.