The Probate Pro has the great privilege of appearing before probate courts throughout the state of Michigan.  Ottawa County Probate Court is one of the smaller but most friendly courts to practice in. Their court has an inspiring mission statement: To administer justice and restore wholeness in a manner that inspires public trust. They are staffed by friendly and experienced personnel.

Fun Facts about Ottawa County

The county is named for the Ottawa Nation, an indigenous American ethnic group who primarily inhabited land in the northern United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 263,801 residing in Ottawa County. Ottawa County is one of the fastest growing counties in Michigan, according to the US Census Bureau

Politically, Ottawa County is a stronghold of the Republican Party. The last Democratic Party candidate to carry the county was George B. McClellan in 1864!

Mission of the Probate Court

The mission of the Probate Court is to administer justice and restore wholeness in a manner that inspires public trust.

The Ottawa 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.

In January 2018, it embarked on a Strategic Plan to cover the years 2018-2020.


Caseloads remain relatively stable with approximately 1,087 new filings.

Maps and Directions

The court is located at 12120 Fillmore Street in West Olive, Michigan.

Ottawa County Probate Court Judge

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

  • The Honorable Mark A. Feyen is the Chief Probate Judge. Judge Feyen is a graduate from Calvin College and the University of Illinois.

Ottawa County Hours and Operations

The Ottawa County Probate Court’s hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Filings are accepted until 4:30 pm. The Ottawa County Probate Court is closed during most major holidays.

Security Requirements

An important consideration before entering the Ottawa 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. Just like an airport, people must remove belts and coins from their clothing and put them in a basket to go through an imaging system. Purses and backpacks also go through the imager. Weapons of any kind are never permitted inside the courthouse.

Ottawa 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 Ottawa County Probate Court has a terrific website. The website has tons of valuable information including probate forms that can be downloaded free of charge. Yes, free court approved probate forms! Another great feature on the Ottawa County Probate Court website is the free Inventory Fee calculator that can be used to compute the Inventory Fee owed to the probate court.

Ottawa County is one of the first probate courts in Michigan to adopt the new Michigan statewide e-Filing program.  The program launches is expected to launch in the fall 2019.

Online Resources

Probate Lawyer Near Me for the Ottawa County Probate Court

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