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Probate Court

106 5th Street, P.O. Box 328
Harrisville, MI 48740
Phone: (989) 724-9490
Fax: (989) 724-9499

LAURA A FRAWLEY
JUDGE OF PROBATE COURT
PRESIDING JUDGE OF FAMILY DIVISION, 23RD CIRCUIT COURT
PRESIDING JUDGE OF 81ST DISTRICT COURT
PRESIDING JUDGE OF DRUG/SOBRIETY COURT

 

Alysa Pichler, Court Administrator

Pamela Ashford, Probate Register
Gail Leeseberg, Deputy Probate Register
Judge’s scheduling clerk

Hours of operation 8:30 -12:00 -1:00 p.m -4:30 p.m.
We are closed on all the regular County Building Holidays
and emergency closure days with the
EXCEPTION OF PRIOR SCHEDULED HEARING DAYS.
For closures please call (989) 724-9490 prior to coming
to confirm that Court will still be held.

The Probate Court has jurisdiction and supervision of any matters involving decedent estates, these matters may include administration and supervision of estates and trust proceedings, including determining rights to an estate which does not have a will.(intestate estates) One of the most significant purposes of the Probate Court in our society is that it makes a formal record of the legal status of property both real/liquid and personal. Estate proceedings could involve any of the following:

Informal Proceedings
Unsupervised Formal Proceedings
Supervised Proceedings
Petitions for Assignment (small estate) under $20,000
Petitions for hospitalizations of mentally ill persons
Petitions for name changes, both adult and minors.
Petitions for guardianships and conservatorships for minors and adults including adults with developmental disabilities.
Limited Guardianship of Minors