The Probate Pro has the great privilege of appearing before probate courts throughout the state of Michigan.  Genesee County Probate Court is one of the most enjoyable courts to practice in. The Genesee County Probate Court has experienced and knowledgeable judges that understand probate law. They are staffed by friendly and experienced personnel.  

Fun Facts about Genesee County 

The county was named after Genesee County, New York. The County is noted for having had the fossil of an ancient whale known as Balaenoptera Lacepede, unearthed in Thetford Township.  The fossil is estimated at 11,000 years old!  As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 425,790 residing in Genesee County.  

Mission of the Probate Court 

The mission of the Genesee County Probate Court is to administer justice in a fair, timely, and professional manner to all persons who appear before the Court. The Probate Court Judges and Staff are dedicated public servants who efficiently process all matters relating to the settlement of decedents estate, trusts, guardianships, conservatorships, and commitment of persons with a mental illness. Resolving disputes among interested persons will be accomplished efficiently with appropriate consideration of the best interests of the minor, the protected individual, the estate, and the public and all others who come before it. 

The Genesee County Probate Court 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 

The Genesee County Probate Court is on the fifth floor in room 502 at 900 S. Saginaw Street in Flint, Michigan 

Genesee County Probate Court Judges 

The Court is staffed by two experienced and knowledgeable judges that understand and excel in probate law. 

  • The Honorable Jennie E. Barkey is the Presiding Probate Judge. Judge Barkey was appointed to the probate court in 2006 by former governor Jennifer Granholm and is a graduate of Oakland University and Thomas M. Cooley Law School.  
  • The Honorable F. Kay Behm is also assigned to the Family Division of the Circuit Court. She is a graduate of Albion College and the University of Michigan. 

Genesee County Hours and Operations 

The Genesee County Probate Court’s hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. The court is closed during most major holidays.  

Security Requirements 

An important consideration before entering the Genesee County Probate 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 cell phones 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. 

Only attorneys, court employees, jurors and law enforcement are allowed to bring in cell phones or electronic recording devices upon proper demonstration of credentials. 

Genesee 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 website has tons of valuable information including probate forms that can be downloaded free of charge. Yes, free court approved probate forms! 

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 Genesee County Probate Court 

The Probate Pro is grateful to be able to practice law in the Genesee 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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