Probate Court

The Probate Court has jurisdiction in the areas of estates and trusts, wills, guardianships, conservatorships, mental commitment proceedings, and name changes.

The Court and the Court’s staff are prohibited by law (Section 1211 of the Estate and Protected Individuals Code) from providing legal advice and assistance in completing forms. The information, forms, and instructions on this website are intended to provide general information concerning filing procedures and may be useful as a guide. They are not meant to be all-inclusive. For those proceedings that are contested or complex, it is recommended that you consult with an attorney for guidance.

American Disability Act (ADA) Coordinators

For any individual that may have special needs when visiting the courthouse, please contact one of the following people prior to your visit to make arrangements:

Kristy Simkins: (231) 873-3666

Tonya Selig: (231) 873-3977

Probate Court Forms

For a complete list of forms, visit the State Court Administrative Office website to browse a complete index of probate court forms.

Probate Court Fee Schedule

You can download a copy of the Michigan Probate Court Fee Schedule here in PDF format.

Pay Court Fees Online

For your convenience, you can pay Oceana Probate Court fees online using our secure payment portal.

Pay Court Fees

Contact the Probate Court


Hon. Bradley G. Lambrix Probate Judge

Kristy D. Simkins Probate Register

Main Phone: (231) 873-3666

Address Oceana County Probate Court
100 S State Street
Hart, MI 49420

Hours Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM