Oakland County Probate Court

All of The Useful Information You Need In One Location

In the State of Michigan, Probate is handled at the county level. So, if you’re Probating an Estate in Oakland County, Michigan, your case will be handled in the Oakland County Probate Court. Usually, this is because your loved one was living in, or owned property that was located in Oakland. At Rochester Law Center, our Probate Lawyers in Oakland County have extensive experience representing clients in Probate. To help you navigate the Oakland County Probate Court, we put together some useful information, links, and resources. 

About Oakland County Probate Court

The Probate Court is broken down into two divisions that handle separate matters.

Estates Division: decedent estates, Will safekeeping, minor guardianships/conservatorships, and adult guardianships/conservatorships for legally incapacitate individuals.

Mental Health Division: adult guardianships for individuals with developmental disabilities, transport order for individuals with mental illness, and mental health commitment hearings.

Location and Directions To The Oakland County Courthouse

The Oakland County Probate Court is located on the first floor of the east wing of the Oakland County Courthouse. 


Oakland County Probate Court

1200 Telegraph Rd, Building 12E, Dept 457

Pontiac, MI 48341

Security Requirements at Oakland County Probate Court

When entering the Oakland County Courthouse make sure you plan ahead for security. The court doesn’t allow cameras, camera phones, recording devices, weapons or cutting instruments to enter the courthouse. Make sure you get to the court at least a half hour before your hearing is scheduled because it can take a lot of time to pass through security, especially on busy hearing days.

Hours of Operation

The court is open from 8:00AM-4:30PM Monday – Friday and is closed during most major holidays.

Oakland County Probate Court Judges

Chief Probate Judge – Honorable Kathleen A. Ryan

Chief Probate Judge Pro Tempore – Honorable Linda S. Hallmark

Presiding Judge of Estates / Trusts – Honorable Jennifer S. Callaghan

Presiding Judge of Guardianship / Conservatorships / Mental Health – Honorable Daniel A. O’Brien

Forms, Information, FAQs, and Useful Online Resources

Please visit the Oakland County Probate Court’s website to find the following useful information on:

  • Estates, Wills, and Trusts
  • Guardianships & Conservatorships
  • Developmentally Disabled Individuals
  • Mental Health
  • Filing Fees and Vouchers
  • Case Lookup
  • Inventory Fee Calculator
  • ADA Accommodations 

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