Probate Resources

Probate is a place, the probate court, and can also be a process—“probating an estate,” for example. In Michigan the probate courts often handle issues surrounding estates and trusts, mental health, some juvenile issues, and also issues regarding appointment of guardians and appointment of conservators or protective orders. Some web resources you could check out:

Connections to Ingham County, Eaton County and Clinton County Probate Court sites:

https://pr.ingham.org/courts_and_sheriff/probate_court/deceased_estate.php

http://eatoncounty.org/451/Probate-Court

https://www.clinton-county.org/411/Probate-Court

Handling an estate/probating an estate information from State Bar of Michigan:

https://www.michbar.org/public_resources/probate3

Guardianship links:

https://www.michbar.org/public_resources/probate_guardianship

https://courts.michigan.gov/Administration/SCAO/Forms/courtforms/pc626.pdf

Conservatorship links:

https://www.michbar.org/public_resources/probate_conservatorship#appointing

https://courts.michigan.gov/Administration/SCAO/Forms/courtforms/pc667.pdf

Guardianships for those with alleged developmental disabilities:

https://courts.michigan.gov/Administration/SCAO/Forms/courtforms/pc658.pdf

http://wcpc.us/info/faq/devdis.htm

Trusts in Michigan:

https://www.michbar.org/file/barjournal/article/documents/pdf4article1670.pdf