Court offices will be closed on January 30, 2019 from 8:00am - 11:30am.
The new Michigan statewide e-Filing program
MiFILE will go live in Probate Court (Ottawa) in the Spring of 2019
Mark A. Feyen
Chief Probate Judge
To administer justice and restore wholeness in a manner that inspires
As a leader among Courts we exemplify high standards for justice and public service.
As courts serving the public, we embrace the following values:
C = Collaboration
O = Operational Excellence
U = Understanding
R = Restoration
T = Transparency
S = Service
There is a Probate Court in each Michigan county with the exception of ten counties which have consolidated to form five probate court districts. Each district has one judge, and each of the remaining counties has one or more judges depending on population and caseload within the county. The Probate Court has jurisdiction in the areas of estates and trusts, guardianships, and conservatorships and mental commitment proceedings. Probate judges are elected on a nonpartisan ballot for six year terms, subject to the same requirements as other judges.
The Probate Court will provide an Interpreter to those in need in order to
over come any language barrier that may exist. Any party involved in a Probate
Court proceeding needing an interpreter must contact the Probate Court office,
in writing, so an interpreter can be secured.