The Ingham County Probate Court is located at 313 West Kalamazoo Street in Lansing,
Michigan. Offering both short-term metered parking limited to approximately two hours, and
longer term parking, the Ingham County Probate Court sits in a tall and recognizable building.
When you are entering a courthouse, it is important to remember that it is a secured building.
Similar to an airport or another secured facility, there may be waiting lines and security
detectors, so planning ahead is crucial in preventing stress.
The Ingham County Probate Court includes among other matters, the jurisdiction involving
Deceased Probate Estates, Trusts, Guardianship, and Conservatorship estates.
For deceased probate estates, in which someone has passed, the domicile of that person
dictates whether you will be before the Ingham County Probate Court. If the individual did not
live in the State of Michigan, but had assets in Ingham County, Michigan, then Ingham
County Probate Court may be the appropriate venue.
Although most trust administrations do not go to probate court, some trusts have specific language content that give the court jurisdiction. Additionally, an individual may be challenging the validity of a trust, or the actions of a trustee, in which the probate court is the appropriate jurisdiction.
Guardianship matters regard the care and well-being of an individual. To determine whether the venue is appropriate in Ingham County, you must look at the residency of that individual. Conservatorship related to an individual’s financial assets. If the individual is a resident of Ingham County, then a conservatorship can be commenced within that county.
For many of the matters involving the probate court, you will have to go to the courthouse to access information. However, there is a plethora of information available at your fingertips on the internet.
If you are looking for an understanding of what filing fees entail, or what forms you
may need to be able to file in court, you can find this sort of practical information on the Ingham
County website. To access a court docket, go to the website and type in the last and first name of the party you are searching. From there, a case number will appear with another search window. While you cannot view the actual pleadings without going to the courthouse, you can obtain brief information about the case.
If you have questions about a probate related matter, or would like assistance through
these processes, give us a call at (833) PROBATE, or visit us at theprobatepro.com.