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 Jackson County, Michigan.

Address and Location

312 S Jackson Street, 1st floor
Jackson, MI 49201

The Probate Court office is located next to the County Clerk’s Office on the first floor of the courthouse.

Jackson County Probate Court Judges

Hon. Diane M. Rappleye

  • Judge Rappleye attended Eastern Michigan University and received her J.D. from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 1993.

Jackson County Hours and Phone Number

Monday – Friday, 8am – 4pm
(517) 788-4290

Jackson County Probate Court Website

The Court website offers many things including Judge information, Case Information and an Inventory Fee Calculator. Other services that the website offers are listed below. The Jackson County Probate Court website can be found at: https://www.co.jackson.mi.us/1173/Probate-Court

Security Requirements

When you enter the courthouse, you may go through a metal detector. Your handbag, briefcase, backpack, and any containers will be x-rayed.  Objects like knitting needles, scissors, nail clippers, pocket knives, and weapons are not allowed. If you have forbidden items, you may be asked to leave the courthouse and return without them. Security officers might keep items they think are hazardous. They may or may not be returned to you when you leave the courthouse. Alcoholic beverages are also not allowed.

Venue and Jurisdiction

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

Probate Lawyer near me

The Probate Pro is grateful to be able to practice law in Jackson County. 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.