Based upon the Governor’s Executive Order No. 2020-110, all Ionia County buildings and non-essential departments and services are now OPEN to the public. Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. through 5:00 p.m.

VISITOR NOTICE FOR IONIA COUNTY

Probate Judge:

The Honorable Robert S. Sykes, Jr.

Probate Court Personnel

Christine Ray, Probate Register
Sallie Possehn, Court Recorder
Stephanie Bennett, Deputy Probate Register

The Ionia County Probate Court has jurisdiction over the following cases:
  • Conservatorship and Protective Order for Adults and Minors
  • Estates, Trusts and Wills
  • Guardianship for Adults, Minors and Developmentally Disabled Persons
  • Mental Health Treatment
  • Secret Marriage Records
The following Family Court cases are heard in the Probate Court:
  • Adoptions
  • Child Protection Proceedings
  • Emancipations
  • Juvenile Delinquencies
  • Juvenile Guardianships
  • Juvenile Personal Protection Orders
  • Name Changes
Court Forms

SCAO-Approved Court Forms

Frequently Requested Forms

Affidavit of Decedent’s Successor for Delivery of Certain Assets Owned by Decedent

Certification From the Heir to a Vehicle

Forms to Open a Decedent’s Estate, Informal, Unsupervised

Probate Court Fee Schedule (Filing Fees)

Jury Duty

Jurors serve for a three month term. For an up-to-date jury trial schedule call the court Monday through Friday after 5:00 p.m. or anytime on weekends, (616) 527-5326. You may also request to receive notice via email by emailing sbennett@ioniacounty.org. Also, to confirm a jury trial is still scheduled call the court the night before after 5:00 p.m.

ADA

Americans With Disabilities Act

Probate Court

Robert S. Sykes, Jr.
Probate Judge

Location:
100 West Main Street
Ionia, Michigan 48846

Phone:
(616) 527-5326

Fax:
(616) 527-5321

Email:
probate@ioniacounty.org

Hours:
Monday – Friday
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM