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Oakland County Probate Court Records
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Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases
Oakland County Probate Court Schedule
View the Oakland County Probate Court schedule including motion call/court call, mental health hearings, and register hearings.
Oakland County Circuit and Probate Court Calendars
Search Oakland County Circuit and Probate Court calendars by judge and date.
Published opinions and orders
Probate Court Judicial Opinions
View or search the Wayne County Probate Court Judicial Opinion Bank, which contains selected opinions from Cass, Clinton, Gogebic, Marquette, Oakland, St. Clair, Van Buren, and Wayne Counties.
Attorney General Legal Opinions
Search Michigan Attorney General opinions from 1963 to present. Search by full text, keyword, subject, headnote, or opinion number.
Self help, legal research, general information
Oakland County Courts Mediation Information
View information about mediation in Oakland County Circuit and Probate Courts, which can help parties resolve disputes without going to trial.
Oakland County Probate Court Glossary
View a glossary of legal terms useful in Oakland County Probate Court.
Oakland County Law Library
View information about the Adams-Pratt Oakland County Law Library, including location, hours, and available materials and services.
Oakland County Probate Court Information
View answers to frequently asked questions about Oakland County Probate Court, including accounts, wills, attorneys, bonds, conservatorships, guardianships, estates, inventory, mental health, and more.
Search Michigan Court Rules and other rules related to court procedure, including the regulation of lawyers and judges, by keyword; view rules by rule type and chapter.
Legal Information and Self Help Resources
The State Bar of Michigan offers legal information organized by topic including Consumer, Criminal, Debt, Elder, Family, Identity Theft, Immigration, Landlord/Tenant, and Wills and Trusts. Additional links include Finding a Lawyer, Finding a Law Library, legal research resources, and Michigan legal websites.
Search for legal information articles by keyword, or browse by topic including Criminal, Domestic Violence, Elder, Family, Housing, Benefits, Consumer, Employment, Immigration, Native American, and more. Some materials are available in Arabic or Spanish.
Court Services and Procedures
View information about going to court, including interpreter and disability accommodation requests and other general court issues. View tips for finding legal information, collecting money on a judgment, and general information about court procedure including civil case filing and response, court hearings, and mediation. Links are in the left column.
Office of Dispute Resolution
Find information on alternative dispute resolution in Michigan, including the Community Dispute Resolution Program and a list of mediation centers by county.
Michigan Compiled Laws, Acts, and Constitution
Search Michigan statutes and the Michigan Constitution by section or statute number, name, chapter, or keyword. Links to advanced search, Public Acts search, and index of chapters are in the left column.
Michigan Law Libraries
View information about the State Law Library including available resources, document copying and delivery, and links to online legal research resources. A directory of local law libraries by region, with links to their websites, is also available.
Types of Cases
View information about various types of cases including civil, civil infraction, custody, divorce, eviction, support, felony, misdemeanor, paternity, personal protection, small claims, name change, emancipation, and setting aside convictions. Links to the case types are in the left column.
View information about name changes for persons over or under 14 years of age, procedural instructions, name change orders, and links to forms.
Emancipation of Minors
View information about emancipation of minors, with procedural instructions and links to forms.
Guardianship and Conservatorship Information
View detailed information about guardianships and conservatorships in Michigan Probate Courts.
Tribal Court Information
View information about Native American Tribal Courts in Michigan, with contacts and links to individual court websites.
Consumer Protection Guide
View and download a Consumer Protection Guide with information about rights, legal action, types of consumer issues, and a directory of helpful agencies.
Consumer Protection Information
The Michigan Attorney General's Office offers information about various types of consumer issues, tips, alerts, brochures, and instructions for filing various types of complaint forms.
Legal Self-Help Information
Michigan Legal Help offers information by topic including Family, Protection from Abuse, Housing, Consumer, Expungement, Benefits, and Tax. Links to local Self-Help Centers, community services, and courts are provided by county.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Oakland County Lawyer Referral
The Oakland County Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service by telephone, including a free initial consultation.
Oakland County Legal Aid
View information about various agencies that provide free civil legal assistance to low-income residents of Oakland County.
Find Legal Assistance
View information about lawyer referral services, Legal Assistance Centers, and court-appointed attorneys.
Free and Low-Cost Legal Services Search
The State Bar of Michigan offers a search of legal service providers by type of service and county, with contact information and links to organizations' websites. These organizations provide free and low-cost legal services to low-income residents.
Directory of Free and Low-Cost Legal Services
View organizations offering free and low-cost legal services to low-income residents, by county and legal issue.
Find Attorney Discipline Records
The Michigan Attorney Discipline Board offers online access to notices of discipline, disability, and reinstatement since October 1978 by attorney last name.
Lawyer Referral Services
The State Bar of Michigan offers a statewide lawyer referral service by phone or online request, and contact information for local lawyer referral services by county.
A Practical Guide to Hiring a Lawyer
View this publication from the State Bar of Michigan that helps the reader decide when it is necessary to hire a lawyer, and how to find and hire a lawyer.
Search the Michigan Bar Association directory of member lawyers by name, address, member type, or member number. Additional search options include committee and section membership. Use the "geographic roster" links in the left column to view a list of member lawyers by city.
Complaints Against Attorneys, Judges, and Court Personnel
View the procedure for filing a complaint against a Michigan attorney, judge, Friend of the Court, or other court personnel.
Complaints Against Judges
The Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission offers information about the procedure for requesting an investigation of a judge for misconduct.
Complaints Against Attorneys
The Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission offers information about the procedure for requesting an investigation of an attorney for misconduct.
Forms and related information
Oakland County Probate Court Forms
View and download forms for use in Oakland County Probate Court.
Online Court Forms
View and download forms for various legal issues and general court procedure. Categories of available forms include, but are not limited to: civil, criminal, domestic relations, probate, juvenile, landlord/tenant, mental health, motor vehicle, name change, personal protection, and small claims. Forms are organized by subject and may be searched by form number or form name.
Attorney Complaint Form and Information
The Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission provides instructions and a form to request an investigation of an attorney for misconduct.
Judge Complaint Form and Information
The Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission provides instructions and a form to file a grievance against a judge.