As a service to the community, The Probate Pro is committed to providing up-to-date and accurate information about the many probate courts in which it appears. The Wayne County Probate Court is the busiest probate court in Michigan, handling over 38,000 hearings each year and over 13,500 new filings per year. The Wayne County Probate Court maintains an active docket of over 33,000 cases. If you need to contact the Wayne County Probate Court by telephone or e-mail, below is a quick reference guide.
Wayne County Probate Court
Coleman A. Young Municipal Center
1307 Coleman A. Young Municipal Center
2 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48226
Telephone (313) 224-5706
Primary Function of the Probate Court
The primary function of the Wayne County Probate Court is to administer guardianships, conservatorships, trusts and probate estate for those domiciled in Wayne County, Michigan. Probate estate administration occurs whether a person had a will, or whether they died without a Will. Probate courts also allow people to deposit wills for safekeeping. The probate court is vested with the power to appoint guardians and conservators for incapacitated adults and minors. A guardian can make decisions about a person’s health and personal well-being. A conservator can make decisions about of a person’s property and money. Probate courts also handle cases under the Mental Health Code. This includes commitment for hospital care of people alleged to have a mental illness, and guardianship proceedings for developmentally disabled people. If you need to reach a Wayne County Probate Court courtroom staff , below is a list of the relevant telephone numbers and e-mail addresses. Please remember that the probate court employees are not authorized to provide legal advice.
Telephone Numbers for Judges
Honorable Freddie G. Burton, Jr.
Honorable David Braxton
Honorable Judy A. Hartsfield
Honorable Frank S. Szymanski
Honorable Terrance A. Keith
Honorable Lisa Marie Neilson
Honorable Lawrence J. Paolucci
Honorable David A. Perkins
Other Important Telephone Numbers
Wayne County Probate Counter
Mental Health/Developmentally Disabled
Ombudsman for Guardianship/Estates
Periodically, this information will be updated.
Please let The Probate Pro 1(833)PROBATE know if you need any additional information.