Probate Court

Probate Judge
Honorable Melissa Ransom

Probate Register:
Kelsey O'Dell ext. 208

Juvenile Officer/Referee:
Kathleen Heard ext. 209

Collections Clerk:
Ariana Faught ext. 215

Probate Court
111 South Canal, PO Box 800
Lake City, MI 49651

(231) 839-4967 Ext 208 Phone
(231) 839-5856 Fax
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Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30AM - 5:00PM

Functions of The Probate Court:

The Probate Court for Missaukee County is responsible for Guardianships for Minors and Adults, Conservatorships and Protective proceedings for Incapacitated Individuals, Administration of Decedent's Estates, Administration of Trusts and Involuntary Mental Health Treatment.

Scales_of_justiceServices of The Probate Court:

Name Searches:

Requests for name searches by creditors in decedent’s estates or by genealogical researchers in estates and other matters may be made by phone or e-mail without charge. Requests made by mail must include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. There is a fee if copies of court documents are requested.

The name you are researching and the approximate date of death
(if applicable) is needed before we can conduct a search. 

Safekeeping of a Will:

You may deposit your original Last Will & Testament for safekeeping in the court’s vault for a fee of $25.00. This fee covers the storage of your Will for as long as you desire and you may withdraw it any time during your lifetime by appearing in person and showing proper identification.

State Website:

Information about Michigan Courts in general is available at the State website Here