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

Fun Facts about Muskegon County  

Muskegon is derived from the Ottawa word “Masquigon” which translates to “marshy river or swamp.” Father Jacques Marquette passed through the region in 1675. The development of Muskegon began in large part to the lumber industry. In fact, it was the lumber produced in Muskegon that was utilized in rebuilding Chicago after the Great Chicago Fire. As of the 2010 United States Census, there was 172,188 people residing in the county. 

Mission of the Probate Court 

The mission of the Muskegon County Probate Court is to provide a forum to administer justice, a staff that is professional, knowledgeable and able to provide courteous and effective service. The Muskegon 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 Muskegon County Probate Court is located on the fifth floor at 990 Terrace Street in Muskegon, MI 49442.  

Muskegon County Probate Court Judges 

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

  • The Honorable Gregory C. Pittman was appointed to the Probate Court by Governor John Engler in 1998. Judge Pittman received his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and his J.D. from Indiana University. 
  • The Honorable Brenda E. Sprader won the general election and took the Probate Court bench on November 8, 2016. Judge Sprader received her undergraduate degree from Grand Valley State University and her J.D. from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School.  

Muskegon County Hours and Operations 

The hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. They are closed for lunch from 12:00 pm. to 1:00 pm. The Muskegon County Probate Court is closed during most major holidays.  

Security Requirements  

An important consideration before entering 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.  

Muskegon 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 Muskegon 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! 

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 Muskegon County Probate Court 

The Probate Pro is grateful to be able to practice law in the Muskegon 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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