For the health and safety of the public and our community, pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Orders and the Michigan Supreme Court’s Administrative Orders, the Kent County Probate Court is limiting access to courtrooms and other spaces to no more than 10 persons, practicing social distancing and mask use, and limiting in-courthouse activity by utilizing remote appearances to the greatest extent possible.
Currently, there is no entry for anyone who:
Displays signs or symptoms of COVID-19, such as fever, cough or worsening cough (excluding chronic cough due to known medical reasons), shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and/or new loss of taste or smell.
Has a diagnosis of COVID-19.
In the last 14 days, has had close contact with someone with a diagnosis of COVID-19.
Contacting the Court
There will be no in-person assistance available at the Probate Court clerk’s office during this time. However, general inquiries, requests for hearing dates, and requests for assistance may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions or requests for assistance regarding mental health matters may be directed to email@example.com. For further assistance, you may also call the Probate Court clerk’s office at (616) 632-5440.
Please note the following requirements when filing pleadings with the Kent County Probate Court:
Whenever any motion or brief cites to any Michigan or foreign authority or to any treatise or secondary source, copies of all such authority are either to be attached to the judge's copy of the motion or brief or produced as a separate appendix of authorities and served with the judge's copy of the motion or brief.
These authorities should not be attached to the original file copy of the brief or motion and will not be a part of the Court file.
Judge’s Copy of Briefs or Motions
The Judge's copy of any motion or brief shall be served directly upon Judge Murkowski's judicial staff at the judge's chambers, Suite 9500C, located in the secure judicial hallway on the 9th floor of the Kent County Courthouse.