Probate Court

The primary areas over which the Probate Court has jurisdiction are: Matters relating to the estate of a deceased person; Trust proceedings, Guardianships and conservatorships; Persons found to be mentally ill or developmentally disabled; Condemnation and drain cases; Juvenile delinquent cases; Dependent and Neglect cases; Adoptions; Name changes; Secret Marriages; Emancipations; Filing of wills and Codicils for safekeeping; Acknowledgements of Paternity; Recall petitions and hearings for such matters as school board members, township officials; Clinton County Youth Home and the Child Care Fund.