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

Fun Facts about St. Clair County

In 1854, Thomas A. Edison’s family moved to St. Clair County where young Edison worked on the railroad selling newspapers and “testing” his inventions. Prior to the Civil War, St. Clair served as an important terminus of the Underground Railroad. In the years following the Civil War, St. Clair County was the second largest immigration point in the United States, trailing only New York City. As of the 2010 census, the population was 163,040.

Mission of the Probate Court

The mission of the St. Clair County Probate Court is to dedicate itself to protecting rights, dispensing equal justice in all matters, and providing the highest quality of professional services in a prompt and polite manner recognizing and respecting the dignity of each person served by the courts.

The St. Clair 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 in room 2700 at 201 McMorran Blvd., Port Huron, MI 48060.

St. Clair County Probate Court Judges

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

  • The Honorable Elwood L. Brown was re-elected unopposed to the Probate Court bench on January 1, 2015. Judge Brown received his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and his J.D. from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School.
  • The Honorable John D. Tomlinson also serves on the Probate Court bench since 2012. Judge Tomlinson received his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and his J.D. from University of Detroit.

St. Clair County Hours and Operations

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

Security Requirements

An important consideration before entering the St Clair 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 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.

St. Clair 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 St. Clair 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 St. Clair County Probate Court

The Probate Pro is grateful to be able to practice law in the St. Clair 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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