The Probate Pro provides probate legal representation throughout the State of Michigan, Illinois and Florida. If you live in any of these States, we want to help you stay informed on the probate court in your county. We’ve put together some vital information for people residing in Genesee County, Michigan.


Genesee County Probate Court Mission Statement

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.


900 S. Saginaw St.
5th Floor Room 502
Flint, MI 48502


The 7th Judicial Circuit Court for Genesee County is conveniently located off the I-69 freeway, in downtown Flint. Metered street parking is available around the courthouse and in the downtown Flint area. Please take notice of the electronic parking payment kiosks. A paid parking lot is located at the Genesee County Administration building, one block south of the courthouse.

Genesee County Probate Court Judges

Hon. Jennie E. Barkey

  • Judge Barkey was appointed Probate Court Judge by Governor Jennifer Granholm. Judge Barkey receiver her J.D. from Thomas M. Cooley Law School and her undergraduate degree from Oakland University.

Hon. F Kay Behm

  • Judge Behm has served on the Genesee County Probate Court since 2009. Judge Behm earned her Bachelor of Arts from Albion University and her J.D. from University of Michigan. Before working for the court, Judge Behm worked in the private law practice.

Genesee County Hours and Phone Number

Monday – Friday, 8am – 4pm
(810) 257-3528

Genesee County Probate Court Website

The Court has a great, interactive website that allows you to do many things from the comfort of your home! Of those things, you can look up the Probate Court hearing schedule under the “Court Info” tab at the top of your screen. Also, you can look up case records using the case number or the name of the estate under the “Probate court Records” tab. The Genesee County Probate Court can be found at:

Security Requirements

By Court order, weapons and any explosives are NOT permitted. Impermissible items include knives, box cutters, screwdrivers, pliers, wrenches, nails, chains and anything else that can be used as a weapon. Cell phones, camera phones and electronic devices may be allowed in, unless you are an attorney with a bar card, individual in possession of a summons for jury duty, seated juror, court employee, or federal employee. Prohibited items will not be held for safekeeping by security personnel.

Venue and Jurisdiction

Jurisdiction relates to which matters will be heard in a court. The Genesee County Probate Court has jurisdiction over deceased probate estates, trusts, guardianships, and conservatorships. While, venue describes what court you should go to. Genesee County Probate Court is the correct venue for people who are domiciled in Genesee County.

Probate Lawyer near me

The Probate Pro is grateful to be able to practice law in Genesee County. We are here to help you navigate this journey by focusing on your goals.  If you have any questions concerning any aspect of the law, call The Probate Pro at (833) PROBATE.