Marion County Probate Judge

Marriage laws change Aug. 29

HAMILTON - New marriage laws enacted this past Spring by the Legislature will become effective on Thursday, Aug. 29. However, a county official is saying there are still serious questions in the air that need answering.
Marion County Probate Judge Paige Vick posted on Facebook on Tuesday, Aug. 13, saying with the change, there may be some complications for those currently considering or planning to acquire a marriage license.

New law requires notices for Medicaid estate recovery

HAMILTON -  Alabama Medicaid will likely increase recovery claims against estates.
A new law will require estate  claim notices be mailed directly to Medicaid in a measure which Alabama lawmakers hope will better enable the state agency to recover healthcare funds spent on individuals.
Marion County Probate Judge Paige Vick told the Journal Record that under the new law passed during the 2019 Legislative Session, estate claims opened after Sept. 1 of this year will be required to mail notices to the state Medicaid agency.

Vick hires same staff; Commission implements probate office changes

HAMILTON - Marion County has split ways with Monroe County in south Alabama and is no longer one of two counties in Alabama using a fee model to operate its probate judge’s office.
Special legislation passed in 2017 has now taken effect in January 2019, ordering the Marion County Commission to furnish the local probate judge and office staff with paychecks and benefit packages through the county’s General Fund.
Up until now, the probate office has been funded by fee revenues collected from services provided by the probate judge. This was known as the “fee system.”

Burden of probate office being realized in FY 19

Marion County Commission Administrator Brooke Slatton (left) hands out financial budget literature during a special budget hearing held on Wednesday, Sept. 5. Also shown are Marion County Commissioners Mike “Sac” Davis (center) and Bob Burleson.

HAMILTON - HAMILTON - Now under the umbrella of the Marion County Commission, the Marion County Probate Judge is expected to fire about a $183,000 direct hit into the county’s General Fund.
The commission held numerous budget hearings during the month of September, where it discussed its financial situation and looked into several opportunities to save money in the upcoming year.
Concluding the process, the commission unanimously passed a $10.4 million operating budget at a special-called meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 19.

In nail-biter, Estes elected HD 17 Rep; Vick unseats Ridings

Paige Vick smiles as she looks over numbers from the 2018 runoff election, where she has secured the Republican nomination. With 60 percent of the vote, Vick has unseated incumbent Rocky Ridings.

HAMILTON - House District 17 Representative candidate Tracy Estes, Winfield, was able to slide ahead of opponent Phil Segraves, Guin, to secure election by only 139 votes.

Marion County Commission, probate judge, revenue commissioner December 2017 Agreement

This agreement entered into this 11th day of December, 2017, by and between the Marion County Commission (the "Commission") and the office of the Revenue Commissioner. The parties agree as follows:

1. The commission, the judge of probate and the revenue commissioner all agree that they will support, endorse and encourage the passage of the local act by the Alabama Legislature during its upcoming regular session of 2018 as set forth bellow as follows: