Probate Court

2020-11 Court Closing Due to County Fiscal Emergency

The Eaton County Trial Courts will operate on a modified schedule for conducting in-person proceedings limited to essential functions between the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, daily.  Those requiring to conduct business with the Court are encouraged to contact the Court prior to arriving at the Courthouse to confirm their need to appear. 

Facial covering must be worn while in enclosed public areas, unless an individual is medically unable to tolerate a face covering.


Probate Court Presides Over

What is Probate

  • Wills, Deceased Estates & Trusts
  • Guardianship/Conservatorship 
  • Involuntary Treatment of Mentally Ill
  • Name Change
  • Emancipation
  • Secret Marriage
  • Delayed Registration of Birth

Probate Services

  • Guardianships for Minors
  • Conservatorships for Minor
  • Civil Law Suits
  • Mental Commitments
  • Wills
    Call 517-543-7500 x 1277

  • Deceased Estates
  • Petition and Order for Assignment of Property
  • Guardianships for Developmentally Disabled Individuals
    Call 517-543-7500 x 1276 


  • Guardianships for Legally Incapacitated Individuals
  • Conservatorship for Legally Incapacitated Individuals
  • Trusts
  • Name Changes
    Call 517-543-7500 x 1278

Probation Services

Probation services are not provided by Probate Court.  Select one of the following for probation information:
Circuit Court Probation/Parole 517-543-4364
District Court Probation 517-543-4065
Juvenile Probation                     517-543-1247

ADA Compliance

This court is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require special accommodations to use the court because of disabilities, please contact the ADA Coordinator, Amy Etzel, at 517-543-7500 ext. 4314 to make arrangements and fill out the ADA Request for Accommodations Form (PDF).

Legal Advice / Fees

The Probate Court is not able to provide legal advice or guidance.  Forms and documents are available.  Additionally, this website has many useful resources if you wish to represent yourself.  

Case Search

Probate Case Searches are not available online.
Please call the Probate Court Office to do a case inquiry search.