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

Fun Facts about Calhoun County

The county was established on October 19, 1829 and named after John C. Calhoun, who was at the time Vice President under Andrew Jackson. The County was part of the booze pipeline during Prohibition, running from the Canada/Detroit border to Chicago. The County of Calhoun is known for being the birthplace of the cereal industry! The population is currently 134,487.

Maps and Directions

The court is located in the Calhoun County Justice Center at 161 E. Michigan Avenue, Battle Creek, MI 49014.

Calhoun 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. Jaconette is the Chief Probate Judge and was elected to the bench on November 2, 2010. Judge Jaconette received his bachelor’s degree from The University of Michigan and his J.D. degree from The University of Georgia School of Law.

Calhoun County Hours and Operations

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

Security Requirements

An important consideration before entering the court 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.

*Cell phones will be permitted for governmental employees with currently valid pictured I.D., licensed and practicing attorneys, physicians, and victim advocates with a county pictured identification badge.

Calhoun 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 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 Calhoun County Probate Court

The Probate Pro is grateful to be able to practice law in the Calhoun 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: 877-YOUR-FIRM.

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