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Wayne County Probate Court Case Records broken link ?
Search Wayne County Probate Court case records by name, case number, or attorney information. Additional search options include case type, cases status, party type, date of birth, date of death, and file date.
Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases
Wayne County Probate Court Mental Health Hearing Schedule broken link ?
View the Wayne County Probate Court mental health hearing schedule by year and judge.
Published opinions and orders
Probate Court Judicial Opinions broken link ?
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 broken link ?
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
Wayne County Mediation broken link ?
View information for this non-profit agency that provides mediation services for a fee as an alternative to going to court in Wayne County.
Wayne County Probate Court Information broken link ?
View information about Wayne County Probate Court, including how to start and close a case, answers to frequently asked questions, the Guardianship and Estates Ombudsman who investigates complaints, and mediation.
Court Rules broken link ?
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 broken link ?
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.
Legal Information broken link ?
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 broken link ?
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 broken link ?
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 broken link ?
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 broken link ?
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 broken link ?
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.
Name Changes broken link ?
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 broken link ?
View information about emancipation of minors, with procedural instructions and links to forms.
Guardianship and Conservatorship Information broken link ?
View detailed information about guardianships and conservatorships in Michigan Probate Courts.
Tribal Court Information broken link ?
View information about Native American Tribal Courts in Michigan, with contacts and links to individual court websites.
Consumer Protection Guide broken link ?
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 broken link ?
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 broken link ?
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
Wayne County Legal Assistance broken link ?
View a directory of free civil legal services providers in Wayne County.
Find Legal Assistance broken link ?
View information about lawyer referral services, Legal Assistance Centers, and court-appointed attorneys.
Free and Low-Cost Legal Services Search broken link ?
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 broken link ?
View organizations offering free and low-cost legal services to low-income residents, by county and legal issue.
Find Attorney Discipline Records broken link ?
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 broken link ?
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 broken link ?
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.
Lawyer Directory broken link ?
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 broken link ?
View the procedure for filing a complaint against a Michigan attorney, judge, Friend of the Court, or other court personnel.
Complaints Against Judges broken link ?
The Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission offers information about the procedure for requesting an investigation of a judge for misconduct.
Complaints Against Attorneys broken link ?
The Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission offers information about the procedure for requesting an investigation of an attorney for misconduct.
Forms and related information
Online Court Forms broken link ?
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 broken link ?
The Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission provides instructions and a form to request an investigation of an attorney for misconduct.