The Probate Court is open and accepting filings. The courtroom is open; however, virtual hearings are and can be conducted via Zoom. Office hours are 9-5, Monday through Friday. If you would like more information or would like to participate in or view a Zoom proceeding, please contact: email@example.com or (269) 673-0250.
Please direct your filings and inquires to firstname.lastname@example.org. Often filing fees are still required. Please visit https://www.govpaynow.com/gps/user/plc/7299 and if asked, use code 7299. Thank you for your understanding. Please contact the Court at email@example.com or (269) 673-0250 if you need any assistance.
The Probate Court has jurisdiction over the following matters:
- Deceased Estates
- Guardianships for Minors and Adults
- Conservatorships for Minors and Adults
- Mental Health Proceedings
- Delayed Registrations of Foreign Birth
- Drain appeals
The Probate Court also handles a variety of other matters. These include the following:
- Petitions for Protective Orders, which are typically one-time requests for the Court to allow or approve some action, such as approval of a settlement.
- Various civil actions, in which one party is suing another party. These cases are just like cases in circuit or district court, except usually a trust, estate, or fiduciary is one of the parties, so the proceeding has some relation to the regular business of the Probate Court.
- Finally, the Probate Court holds Wills for safekeeping and handles drain appeals and secret marriages
Access the Allegan County Probate Court public record database here
, or enter the following URL in your browser: https://micourt.courts.michigan.gov/CaseSearch/Court/P03