The Probate Pro has the great privilege of appearing before probate courts throughout the state of Michigan.  Allegan County Probate Court is one of the most enjoyable courts to practice in. The Allegan County Probate Court has an experienced and knowledgeable judge that understands probate law. He is staffed by friendly and experienced personnel.

Fun Facts about Allegan County

The county was established in 1831 and was given the name Allegan to sound like a Native American word, as the area was once inhabited by Chippewa Indians. The county has long been a regional tourist draw, particularly the Tulip Time Festival in Holland and the area along Lake Michigan. It is also home to many of the popular sand dunes. The population is currently 117,327.

Mission of the Probate Court

The mission of the Allegan County Probate Court is to administer justice with fairness, equality, and integrity to resolve matters before the court in a timely manner, and to provide courteous and prompt service in a manner that inspires trust and confidence. It is a court of statutory jurisdiction, primarily concerned with the protection of incapacitated or mentally ill individuals and their assets, and the proper transfer of assets at death.

Maps and Directions

113 Chestnut St., Allegan, MI 49010.

Allegan County Probate Court Judges

The Court is staffed by an experienced and knowledgeable judge that understands and excels in probate law.

  • The Honorable Michael L. Buck is a judge for the Allegan County Probate Court in Michigan. Judge Buck received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and his J.D. from Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

Allegan County Hours and Operations

The Allegan County Probate Court’s hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. The court is closed during most major holidays.

Security Requirements

An important consideration before entering are the security requirements. You will be subject to building security before you enter the court and must pass through a metal detector. Weapons and cellphones are never permitted in the courthouse. The list of prohibited items seems obvious and include weapons, explosives, cutting instruments of any kind including knives, scissors or anything with a sharp or cutting edge, and chemical or aerosol sprays. They reserve the right to confiscate any item they feel will compromise the security and integrity of courtroom proceedings.

Allegan County Probate Website

For many probate related issues, there is no need to venture all the way to the courthouse. You can do it from the warm, cozy confines of your home. The Allegan County Probate Court has a wonderful website. The website has tons of valuable information including probate forms that can be downloaded free of charge. Yes, free court approved probate forms!

A probate record or file search can be done online if you have the case number or file name.

Online Resources

Probate Lawyer Near Me for the Allegan County Probate Court

The Probate Pro is grateful to be able to practice law in the Allegan County Probate Court. The Probate Pro is here to help you navigate this journey by focusing on your goals.  If you have any questions concerning any aspect of the law, let me know. My direct line is 248-399-3300 or toll free: 833-PROBATE.