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 Saginaw County, Michigan.

Facts about Saginaw County Probate Court

As of April 2012, Saginaw County signed on to the Concurrent Jurisdiction Plan recommended by SCAO. Basically, the plan allows every judge in Saginaw County to handle any type of matter that may come before a judge. This is meant to expedite matters for the public and the courts and to remove barriers from judges in handling other matters.

As an example, Judge McGraw handles a full 10th Judicial Circuit Court Civil Case Docket. He also, besides being responsible for the full Probate Court Docket, handles all PPO’s, Name Changes and runs a Specialty Court “Swift:Sure”. This is a court to intensely supervise felons and give them a second chance to avoid prison.


111 S. Michigan Avenue
Saginaw, MI 48602

Saginaw County Probate Court Judges

Hon. Patrick J. McGraw

  • Judge McGraw was born and raised in Saginaw and earned his degree from Central Michigan University in 1979. From there he attended Thomas M. Cooley Law School graduating in 1981. Judge McGraw was appointed to the Probate Court bench by Gov. John M. Engler, on December 6, 1999. Judge McGraw currently serves as Senior Judge of the Saginaw County Probate Court, and Judge of the 10th Judicial Circuit Court.

Saginaw County Hours and Phone Number

Monday – Friday
8am – 4:45pm
(989) 790-5279

Saginaw 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 a “Court Case Search” to find any ongoing cases in the Probate Court. Also, you can look up juror information, court forms, legal links, remote court access resources, and many other things! The Saginaw County Probate Court website 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.

Venue and Jurisdiction

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

Probate Lawyer near me

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