The Probate Pro is no stranger to the Macomb County Probate Court. While we are familiar with the Court, we want to also let others know about it as well. We’ve put together some vital information on Macomb County’s Probate Court including the judges, Court hours and more.
Fun facts about Macomb County
In 1960, then U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, John F. Kennedy campaigned for President and delivered an important speech in downtown Mount Clemens. A statue is placed near the county building in downtown Mount Clemens where he spoke. Also, Macomb County is home to many notable stars including country music singer Kid Rock.
Macomb County Probate Court Address
40 North Main St.
Mount Clemens, MI 48043
There are many parking spots nearby the court in downtown Mount Clemens. We recommend people to use the parking structures or the long-term parking sports, rather than the street metered parking. Make sure to give yourself plenty of time before your court hearing to get parking, go through security, and make your way through the courthouse.
Macomb County Probate Court Judges
Hon. James M. Biernat
- Judge James M. Biernat, Jr. graduated from Hillsdale College in 1991. In 1997, he received his law degree from University of Detroit Law School. Judge Biernat worked as an Assistant Prosecutor for the Macomb County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office from January 1999 until his appointment to the bench by the Governor in 2011.
Hon. Kathryn A. George
- Judge Kathryn A. George, was elected to the Macomb County Probate Court in November of 2002 in a countywide non-partisan election. Prior to this election, Judge George served briefly on the Sterling Heights City Council as councilwoman and mayor pro tem (1999-2002).
Hon. Sandra Harrison-Suratt
- Judge Sandra Harrison-Suratt graduated from the University of Michigan in 1993; receiving a Bachelor of Arts, with a double major in English and Sociology. She went on to receive her Juris Doctorate from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in 1997. Judge Harrison was appointed to the Macomb County Probate bench on April 24, 2017 by Governor Rick Snyder.
Court Hours and Operations
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Probate Court will not answer calls between 12p.m. and 1p.m.
Macomb County Probate Court Website
To visit the Macomb County Probate Court website, just copy www.probate-court.macombgov.org/ProbateCourt-home into your search bar. On the website, you can gain information about a file, filing fees, court date, docket information, forms and much more.
To find the file that you are looking for, you can search the website by interested person name, the person that the estate name is over, or by case number. Also, most of the filing fees that are involved in a probate administration are included on the website.
Electronic devices must be turned off or set to silent mode prior to entering the court room. The devices may be used in the courtroom provided they are set to silent mode. Jurors are not permitted to use electronic communication devices while in attendance at trial or during deliberation. Weapons and cutting devices are not allowed in the courtroom. You will have to go through security and will be checked before you enter the court.
Venue and Jurisdiction
Jurisdiction relates to which matters will be heard in a court. The Macomb County Probate Court has jurisdiction over deceased probate estates, trusts, guardianships, and conservatorships. While, venue describes what court you should go to. Macomb County Probate Court is the correct venue for people who are domiciled in Macomb County or have property in Macomb County.
Probate Lawyer Near Me
The Probate Pro is grateful to be able to practice law in Macomb 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.