By Chris Goulden
As an experienced attorney, I understand that citizens appearing before the probate court often deal with stressful situations such as a loss of a loved one, dealing with the challenges of a loved one’s competency or struggles of a minor child’s guardianship. They often have to take time from their job to deal with these situations. It is imperative for the probate court to understand the needs of its citizens and to provide them with an opportunity to have the assistance of the court on days and at times that are not “usual business hours.”
From the first day of my candidacy, I have and will continue to advocate for flexibility in the court’s schedule. To that end, I would advocate for evening and weekend hours so that people who work, or have other daytime responsibilities, can still have access to the court.