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 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 Gifford: (231)873-3666
Tonya Selig: (231)873-3977
Probate Court Forms
For a complete list of forms, visit the State Court Administrative Office website, and select one of these categories: Probate General, Guardians and Conservators, Estates and Trusts, or Mental Health.