Tuscola Probate Court Info

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Located in: Tuscola County Courthouse
Address: 440 N State St #4
Caro, MI 48723
Phone: 989-672-3850
Fax: 989-672-2057

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These numbers handle both scheduling and records questions for the probate court. They also handle scheduling questions for the family division. For questions regarding family division records, please call the County Clerk at 989-672-3775.

Email: tuscolaprobate@tuscolacounty.org

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The Probate Court is a court of statutory jurisdiction. It is primarily concerned with estates and the protection of incapacitated or mentally ill individuals. It exercises its jurisdiction and supervision of probating wills and the administration of trusts. It hears cases pertaining to guardianships and conservatorships for adults and minors. It also concerns itself with the commitment for hospitalization and/or treatment of mentally ill person, the mentally handicapped and the addicted person.

Probate Court Staff
Judge : Hon. Nancy L. Thane
Probate Register : Janie Hemerline
Deputy Probate Register : Crystal Pitcher
Court Recorder : Nicole Friday


One main function of probate courts is to administer trusts and estates after someone has died. Estate administration can be done whether a person had a will, or whether they died “intestate” (without a will). Probate courts also allow people to deposit wills for safekeeping.

These courts can also appoint guardians and conservators for incapacitated adults and minors. A guardian can make decisions about a person’s health and personal life. 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.