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Probate Court
Wills and Estates - Mental Division
40 North Main St., Mount Clemens, MI 48043
Wills Estates (586) 469-5290 Mental Div. (586) 469-5320 SWITCHBOARD CLOSED 12PM TO 1PM

03/02/2022 notice re: filing of inventories, accounts and annual reports

Effective March 7, 2022 the Probate Court will strongly be encouraging practitioners and their clients to file inventories, accounts and annual reports in person at Area A on the 5th floor.  These documents will only be accepted at Area A.  Parties will be asked to sign in at Area A and an analyst will see them as soon as they can.  Keep in mind analysts are checking in parties first thing in the a.m. and first thing in the p.m. and that job duty takes priority over checking inventories, accounts and annual reports.  We hope this return to an old court practice before the pandemic will assist both the public and our court staff.  Keep in mind the court will still accept these above documents by mail if the practitioner and/or their client and/or the pro per decides they would rather mail the documents.


Macomb County Probate Court


Hon. James M. Biernat
Chief Judge of Probate

Stacie Barber
Judicial Secretary

Hon. Sandra Harrison-Suratt
Judge of Probate

Gail Stevens
Judicial Secretary

Hon. Sara A. Schimke
Judge of Probate

Kelly Mcllhargey
Judicial Secretary


  • Emergency filings must be filed by 3:00 pm in-person only.  Those filed after 3:00 pm will be processed the next day.  The public is asked to check our website at or call (586) 469-5290 with any questions. We appreciate your patience and understanding.



John Brennan Deputy Court Administrator / Probate Register
Lindy Kilgore Secretary to the Deputy Court Administrator / Probate Register
Robert Szalka Director of Legal Services
Renee Tegel Court Attorney
Julie M. Strawn Court Attorney
Charles A. Semarjian Court Attorney
Dorothy Corolovski Estate Analyst
Stacie Gilchrist Estate Analyst


Overview of Probate Court Jurisdiction

Click here to look up a case by searching the Probate Court's party name index for estate, trust, guardianship and other case information.  Search results include the case number and the Judge assigned to the case.