Wayne County Probate Court

The Wayne County Probate Court hears cases related to the administration of trusts & estates after a person passes away. This administration of assets can be done regardless of whether or not the deceased individual died with, or without a will. Additionally, probate courts may appoint conservatorship and guardianship on behalf of minors as well as incapacitated adults. Other issues commonly handled in probate court are cases related to mental health including: hospital care for mental illness, guardianship for individuals with mental disabilities, and more. Since these issues are often complex, it’s important to consult with an experienced Wayne County probate lawyer who understands these laws as well as the local court system.

Opening a Wayne County Probate Court Case

There are several steps involved with opening a Michigan probate case in Wayne County: The exact processes and fees depend upon your case and the involved legal provisions. You can see more information on individual processes below.

*Please Note*
Information on this page and contained within the links below can help guide you in the right direction; however, it’s not a substitute for professional legal advice. Consulting with an attorney is advised to ensure correct processes are followed when filing your case. If you’d like to speak with an experienced Wayne County probate attorney call this number today. (734) 386-0224

The inside of Wayne County Probate Court showing a black gravel on top of a law book.Full Guardianship for Minors
Limited Guardianship for Minors
Guardianship for Legally Incapacitated Adults
Guardianship for an Individual with a Developmental Disability

Involuntary Mental Health Treatment
Decedents’ Estates

Small Estates
Conservatorship for Adults
Conservatorship for Minors

The links above, are publicly available information on the Wayne County Probate Court’s official website.

Filling Out Probate Forms

Once you’ve obtained the necessary legal documents for your individual request, the forms must be filled out. Once again, it’s highly advised you contact an attorney to ensure they’re correctly completed and properly filed.

1. Fill out the forms in dark ink (these forms can be found within the links below).

2. Make sure your forms are completely filled out.

  • Did you sign all of them?
  • Are all the interested persons listed, along with their addresses, including zip codes?
  • You may wish to get a waiver and consent form signed by each interested person.  Except for guardianships, getting these forms may make it easier to start your case.
  • If you need help filling out the form, contact an attorney.

3. Take your forms to Room 1307 and see the Information Clerk.

Closing The Probate Case

In addition to opening the case, and filling out the forms, further steps are required toward closing your individual case. You can read more about this specific process on the Wayne County court’s official website.

Wayne County Probate Court Location

The Probate Court in Wayne County is located at the address below, You can obtain specific driving directions here

2 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48226

Speak With An Attorney Today

Sean J Nichols, PLLC is a highly rated law firm for probate, elder law, and estate planning. The firm is dedicated to helping clients ensure a comfortable future. Also, Sean J Nichols, PLLC is located in Plymouth, MI which is within Wayne County; thus, the lawyers are very familiar with processes, judges, and other aspects involved in the Wayne County Probate Court. If you or someone you know needs help with Michigan probate call the offices today. (734) 386-0224