Due to the Governor’s Executive Orders, and following the Guidance of The Michigan Supreme Court, the 17 th Circuit Court remains open and continues to provide service to the public but no in-person service or hearings will take place until June 29, 2020 with the following possible exceptions:
The 17th Circuit Court will continue to accept Personal Protection Order
Certain hearings, as determined by the assigned judge, may require a party
to appear but only under specific circumstances.
The Judicial staff will contact anyone with a hearing scheduled to provide
instruction on how it will proceed.
All remote hearings will be conducted using Zoom and will be livestreamed on
YouTube for the public to view. While there will be no in-person service available,
please see the following links to contact us.
In 2020, the Circuit Court began hearing Minor Guardianship cases (case types GM and LG) as part of the Court’s concurrent jurisdiction plan with the Probate Court. These cases are assigned to the seven Circuit Court Judges that make up the Court’s Civil Criminal Division.
Forms to file, modify or terminate a minor guardianship can be obtained from the Legal Assistance Center, located on the 5th Floor of the Kent County Courthouse. Certified copies of Letters of Guardianship can be purchased from the Circuit Court Clerk located on the second floor of the Courthouse.
The required Annual Report for granted cases is available below: