There is no legal requirement that people use an attorney for probate proceedings; however, it is highly recommended. Probate proceedings of all types can be complex and difficult to understand. Be aware that clerks, by judicial decision of the Supreme Court of the State of Michigan, are not permitted to practice law or give legal advice. The State Bar of Michigan has a lawyer referral service.
A Note Regarding Probation:
Since the Probate Court receives many inquiries for the "probation department," it is worth noting that Probate Court has NOTHING to do with probation. Please note the proper numbers listed in the contacts below.
Circuit Court Probation
District Court Probation
Juvenile Court Probation
Family Division / Juvenile Unit
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