The St. Clair County Probate Court handles cases in three major areas: decedent's estates and the supervision of trusts; guardianships and conservatorships of both minors and adults; and cases involving the mentally ill.
When someone dies and they have property, the Court can be asked to "probate", or administer the person's property, or "estate." The Court appoints a personal representative for the estate who gathers the assets, pays the bills and distributes the estate. When the Court supervises a trust, it makes sure that the terms of the trust are carried out. It also decides any disputes concerning the trust.
The Probate Court decides if a person cannot manage her daily life (guardianship) or finances (conservatorship.) The court also decides who should serve as a guardian or conservator to help such a person.
The Probate Court may appoint a guardian or conservator of a minor or a guardian or conservator of an adult. If a person is a developmentally disabled person, the court applies the Mental Health Code in deciding the case. A guardian of the person or guardian of the estate may be appointed for a developmentally disabled person.
If a resident of St. Clair County is mentally ill and a danger to herself or others, the Court may order that person to get treatment. If the Court determines that an individual is a person requiring treatment, it must determine the duration and kind of treatment.
The St. Clair County Probate Court is open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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St. Clair County Probate Court
201 McMorran Blvd.
Port Huron MI 48060
(810) 985-2179 (fax)
Email: Probate Court