The Probate Pro has the great privilege of appearing before probate courts throughout the state of Illinois. Lake County Probate Court is one of the most enjoyable courts to practice in. The Lake County Probate Court has experienced and knowledgeable judges that understand probate law. They are staffed by friendly and experienced personnel.
Fun Facts about Lake County
Lake County is located in northeastern Illinois, with Lake Michigan to the East, Wisconsin to the North and the City of Chicago to the South. The 2010 census listed 703,000 people that call Lake County home. Basketball legend Michael Jordan even had a residence in this county!
Mission of the Probate Court
The mission of the Lake County Probate Court is to serve the public. It accomplishes this mission by providing a fair and efficient system of justice, committed to excellence, fostering public trust, understanding and confidence. The Probate Court Judges and Staff are dedicated public servants who efficiently process all matters relating to the settlement of decedents estate, trusts, guardianships, conservatorships, and commitment of persons with a mental illness. Resolving disputes among interested persons will be accomplished efficiently with appropriate consideration of the best interests of the minor, the protected individual, the estate, and the public and all others who come before it.
The Lake County Probate Court is a court of statutory jurisdiction, primarily concerned with the administration of the property of a deceased person; the administration of personal and financial affairs for any individual suffering from extreme mental and/or physical disabilities; and the supervision of the financial affairs of someone under eighteen years of age.
Maps and Directions
The Lake County Probate Court is located at the Park City Branch Court, 301 S. Greenleaf Street in Park City, Illinois.
Lake County Probate Court Judges
The Court is staffed by an experienced and knowledgeable judge that understands and excels in probate law.
- The Honorable Joseph V. Salvi is a Circuit Judge assigned to the Probate Division. Judge Salvi was appointed as an Associate Judge in 2015 and was recently appointed as Circuit Judge by the Supreme Court in 2018. Judge Salvi is a graduate from Knox College and the Chicago-Kent College of Law.
Lake County Hours and Operations
The hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. The Lake County Probate Court is closed during most major holidays.
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 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.
Cell phones are permitted so long as they are turned off before entering the courtroom.
Lake 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 court has a wonderful website. 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.
Probate Lawyer Near Me for the Lake County Probate Court
The Probate Pro is grateful to be able to practice law in the Lake 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.