The Probate Pro has the great privilege of appearing before probate courts throughout the state of Michigan.  Jackson County Probate Court is one of the most enjoyable courts to practice in. The court has an experienced and knowledgeable judge that understands probate law. She is staffed by friendly and experienced personnel.

Facts about Jackson County

Founded in 1829, the county was named after President Andrew Jackson. The first Michigan prison was built in this county! By 1882 it had developed as the largest walled prison in the world, containing both factory facilities and farmland. A new prison was built in 1934. Jackson is also the birthplace of the Coney Island hot dog. The current population of the county is estimated at 158, 640.

Mission of the Probate Court

The mission of the court is to dispense equal justice in all matters under the court’s jurisdiction, providing the highest quality of professional services in a prompt and efficient manner, and recognizing the individual dignity of all people served by the court. The Jackson County Probate Court is a court of statutory jurisdiction, primarily concerned with the protection of incapacitated or mentally ill individuals and their assets, and the proper transfer of assets at death.

Maps and Directions

The Jackson County Probate Court is located on the first floor at 313 S. Jackson Street, Detroit, MI 49201.

Jackson County Probate Court Judge

The Court is staffed by an experienced and knowledgeable judge that understands and excels in probate law.

  • The Honorable Diane M. Rappleye has been on the bench of the Jackson County Probate Court since 2012. Judge Rappleye received her undergraduate degree from Eastern Michigan University and her J.D. from Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

Jackson County Hours and Operations

The court’s hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Jackson County Probate Court is closed during most major holidays.

Security Requirements

An important consideration before entering the court are the security requirements. You will be subject to building security before you enter the court and must pass through a metal detector. Weapons and cellphones are never permitted in the courthouse. The list of prohibited items seems obvious and include weapons, explosives, cutting instruments of any kind including knives, scissors or anything with a sharp or cutting edge, and chemical or aerosol sprays. They reserve the right to confiscate any item they feel will compromise the security and integrity of courtroom proceedings.

Jackson County Probate Website

For many probate related issues, there is no need to venture all the way to the courthouse. You can do it from the warm, cozy confines of your home. The website has tons of valuable information including probate forms that can be downloaded free of charge. Yes, free court approved probate forms!

A probate record or file search can be done online if you have the case number or file name.

Online Resources

Probate Lawyer Near Me for the Jackson County Probate Court

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

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