Livingston Probate Court Info

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Livingston County Probate Court
Address: 204 S Highlander Way # 2
Howell, MI 48843
Phone: (517) 546-3750

Honorable Miriam A. Cavanaugh, Chief Judge of Livingston County Probate Court

Deborah Shaw, Juvenile & Probate Court Administrator

Kathe Wenzel, Probate Register

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COVID-19 Court Information

The Livingston County Probate Court is open to the public.

In-person filings will be accepted, however, the following alternative methods are encouraged:

  • Depositing filings in the secure mailbox located outside of the Judicial Center.  This box is checked throughout the day.  Please place your documents in an envelope and label it “Probate Court.”

Filing fees for faxed or emailed submissions, may be paid by credit card over the telephone by calling the Probate Court at: 517-546-3750.

Probate Court has jurisdiction over the administration of estates of deceased persons and matters pertaining to trusts. The Court also hears cases pertaining to guardianships and conservatorships for incapacitated adults, minors, and individuals with developmental disabilities. The Court also hears petitions for the involuntary hospitalization and treatment of persons with mental illness. The Probate Court follows the rules outlined in the Estates and Protected Individuals Code (EPIC) that took effect on April 1, 2000, and the Michigan Mental Health Code. In addition, the Court also handles miscellaneous issues that include unpublicized marriages, delayed registration of foreign birth, and Drain Appeals.