The Probate Pro has the great privilege of appearing before probate courts throughout the state of Michigan.  Monroe County Probate Court is one of the most enjoyable courts to practice in. They have experienced and knowledgeable judges that understand probate law. They are staffed by friendly and experienced personnel.

Fun Facts about Monroe County

The county was established as the second county (after Wayne County) in the Michigan Territory in 1817 and was named for then-President James Monroe. When the city of Toledo was incorporated in 1833, it was part of Monroe County instead of the state of Ohio. The population is currently 150,439.

Mission of the Probate Court

The mission is to serve the community with integrity, compassion and accountability through delivery of restorative justice. They are 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 Court is located at 106 E. First Street, Monroe, MI 48161.

Monroe County Probate Court Judges

The Court is staffed by two experienced and knowledgeable judges that understand and excel in probate law.

  • The Honorable Cheryl E. Lohmeyer was appointed to the court by Governor Rick Snyder in March 2014. Judge Lohmeyer received her undergraduate degree from University of Michigan and her J.D. degree from the University of Toledo College of Law.
  • The Honorable Frank L. Arnold was appointed to the Monroe County Probate Court by former Governor Jennifer Granholm on July 26, 2010, and has been re-elected ever since. Judge Arnold received his bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and his J.D. degree from the University of Detroit Mercy.

 Hours and Operations

Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. They are closed for lunch from 12:00 pm. to 1:00 pm. The Monroe County Probate Court is closed during most major holidays.

Security Requirements

An important consideration before entering the Monroe County Probate 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.


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 Monroe County Probate 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.

Online Resources

Probate Lawyer Near Me for the Monroe County Probate Court

The Probate Pro is grateful to be able to practice law in the Monroe 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: 877-YOUR-FIRM.

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