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 Monroe County, Michigan.
Mission, Vision and Guiding Principles of the Probate Court
The mission of the Monroe County Probate Court is to serve the community with integrity, compassion and accountability through delivery of restorative justice. It is to provide outstanding public service while meeting the diverse needs of our community. The guiding principles are to preserve the inherent rights and dignity of all individuals, recognize that all individuals have specific strengths and needs, provide timely, competent and professional service, and to demonstrate integrity in words and actions.
106 E. First Street
Monroe, MI 48161
Monroe County Probate Court Judges
Hon. Cheryl E. Lohmeyer
- Judge Lohmeyer is the Chief Judge of the Probate Court. As an assistant prosecuting attorney, she advocated for the rights of victims and prosecuted petitions for child abuse, neglect, and juvenile delinquency. She also led a multidisciplinary team of social workers, law enforcement, and counselors at the Monroe County Child Advocacy Center in the process of forensic interviewing of children and the investigation of child abuse.
Hon. Frank L. Arnold
- Judge Arnold graduated from Michigan State University with honors and earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Detroit. He practiced law with a Monroe law firm beginning in 1995, until opening his own general law practice in 2003, the Law Offices of Frank L. Arnold, PLLC.
Court Hours and Phone Number
Monday – Friday, 9am – noon; 1pm – 5pm
Monroe County Probate Court Website
The Monroe County Probate Court website offers many things including a view of each Judge’s individual docket, YouTube channel and many other things. Other services that the website offers are listed below. The Monroe County Probate Court website can be found at: https://www.co.monroe.mi.us/courts_of_monroe/probate_family_court/index.php
The Probate Court is a secured facility and security is like that of an airport security. Be prepared to walk through security and have your items checked before entering the building. Prohibited items include any items that can be construed as a weapon or explosive.
Venue and Jurisdiction
Jurisdiction relates to which matters will be heard in a court. The Monroe County Probate Court has jurisdiction over deceased probate estates, trusts, mental health, guardianships, and conservatorships. While, venue describes what court you should go to. Monroe Probate Court is the correct venue for people who are domiciled in Monroe or have property in Monroe County.
Probate Lawyer near me
The Probate Pro is grateful to be able to practice law in Monroe 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.