The Probate Pro has the great privilege of appearing before probate courts throughout the state of Michigan. Saginaw County Probate Court is one of the most enjoyable courts to practice in. They have an experienced and knowledgeable judge that understands and excels in probate law. He is staffed by friendly and experienced personnel.
Fun Facts about Saginaw County
Saginaw County is the home of Steveland Hardaway Judkins, know to us as simply Stevie Wonder. Four-time Olympic gold medalist Serena Williams was also born in Saginaw. One of the most interesting facts is the origin of its name: “land of the Sauks.” The Native Americans who originally inhabited the area were called Sauks. The city was named after the tribe, even though they were driven out of the area by the Ojibwe. The population of the County according to the 2017 Census is 191,934 of which the City of Saginaw has 48,677.
Mission of the Probate Court
The mission of Saginaw County is to enhance the quality of life of our community in a respectful, efficient and fiscally responsible way by providing the highest quality of services, including economic development, technology, healthcare, natural resources, quality workforce, parks and recreation, safety, entertainment, and infrastructure.
The Saginaw 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 Saginaw County Probate Court is located in the Saginaw County Courthouse at 111 South Michigan Avenue, Saginaw, MI 48602.
Saginaw County Probate Court Judge
The Court is staffed by an experienced and knowledgeable judge that understands and excels in probate law.
- The Honorable Patrick J. McGraw was born and raised in Saginaw, MI. He is a graduate of Central Michigan University and Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Judge McGraw was appointed to the Probate Court bench by Governor John M. Engler, on December 6, 1999, Judge McGraw currently serves as Chief Judge of the Saginaw County Probate Court and presiding Judge of the 10th Judicial Circuit Court.
Saginaw County Hours and Operations
Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:45 pm. No filings or monies are accepted after 4:30 p.m. The Saginaw County Probate Court is closed during most major holidays.
An important consideration before entering the Saginaw 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 cameras 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.
Possession or use of any Electronic Device is strictly prohibited without judicial permission.
Saginaw 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 Saginaw 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.
Probate Lawyer Near Me for the Saginaw County Probate Court
The Probate Pro is grateful to be able to practice law in the Saginaw 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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