Probate Court

Court Closure effective March 17, 2020

Michigan Supreme Court: ADM File No. 2020-08: Administrative Order No. 2020-2

Reduced Courthouse Hours

The business offices of the Eaton County Trial Courts, including: the 56th Circuit, 56A District, Probate, Juvenile and Friend of the Court; will be closed to the public from March 23, 2020 until April 13, 2020. The court offices will be open for essential services by appointment only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:00am until 2:00pm. Essential services will be handled as outlined by the Supreme Court Order 2020-2.

Entrance into the courthouse will be by appointment only.
Please reference the attached order for more information on procedure changes.

The Eaton County Probate Court is able to receive filings by mail or fax. 

If you prefer to use email please use the following procedure: Email your filing to JBeery-Lansdale@eatoncounty.org. or Fax to: 517-543-8439.

Pay any filing fees by going to govpaynow.com. Our Pay Location Code (PLC) is 8881. *your filing will be filed upon the receipt of your filing and if applicable the payment of the filing fee.

Probate Court will still be available by appointment on a case by case basis in the event that email filing is not possible.

Please call our office 517-543-7500 x 1276 if you need direction on how to best file your documents and pay any filing fees.

Please direct questions to the appropriate courts below:

56th Circuit Court
517-543-4335
circuitcourtclerk@eatoncounty.org

Community Corrections
517-543-3490

56A District Court
Criminal Division: 517-543-3359 districtcourt@eatoncounty.org

Civil Division: 517-543-4064 districtcourtcivil@eatoncounty.org

Traffic Division: 517-543-3359 traffic@eatoncounty.org

Friend of the Court 
517-543-6850

Juvenile Court 
517-543-6003 ext. 1246

Probate Court
517-543-7500 ext. 1276

Probate Court Presides Over

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

Guardians and Conservators

Training dates are available for two hour Fiduciary Training & Resources class.  It is an excellent opportunity to gain insight on managing a wards funds and assets.

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.