Probate Court


Please contact District Court Probation 269-657-8222 or State Probation 269-657-8214.


The Probate Court handles the following matters:

  • Administration of estates, trusts, guardianships and conservatorships for minors, adults, and developmentally disabled persons 
  • Delayed Registrations of Foreign Birth
  • Legal name changes
  • Mental Health proceedings
  • Secret Marriages
  • Wills for safekeeping
  • Petitions for Protective Order which are typically a one-time request to approve an action such as approval of a settlement.
  • Civil actions in which one of the parties is  a trust, estate, or a fiduciary so that the proceeding is in relation to the Probate Court.

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Forms For Your Use

Payment Methods

  • Probate Court window - cash, check, money order, or credit/debit card
  • Pay credit/debit online (Pay Location Code: A000SV)
  • Pay credit/debit by phone at 888-604-7888 (Pay Location Code: A000SV)
  • Mail to:
    Probate Court
    212 Paw Paw Street
    Suite 220
    Paw Paw, MI 49079

When submitting a payment please include the file number or case name so the payment can be applied to the correct case. There is a service fee when paying with credit/debit card.