Legal Information - Grand Traverse County Probate Court

Court employees cannot provide legal advice as it would be considered the unauthorized practice of law. We are a system of integrity and must remain neutral and impartial.
  • Court staff can assist you with legal definitions but not interpretations and cannot provide research of statutes or court rules.
  • The staff can assist with court procedures and general information about court operations. 
  • Court staff can provide forms and instructions on how to complete forms, but cannot fill out the forms for you.

Legal Help Available


For people who do not wish to pay for an attorney, there are other available options to call/look up for legal advice.

Free Legal Aid Clinic
Tuesday evenings
Call at 5 p.m. SHARP to sign up; arrive by 6:30 p.m.
Third Level Crisis Intervention Center
3785 Veterans Drive
Traverse City, MI  49684
(231) 922-4800
(800) 442-7315 Toll Free
info@thirdlevel.org

Legal Hotline (Age 60 or older) - Elder Law of Michigan
1-800-347-5297

Legal Services of Northern Michigan
221 Garland Street, Suite H 
Traverse City, MI 49684 
(231) 941-0771 
(231) 941-9876 Fax 
(888) 941-9599 Toll Free
http://www.lsnm.org/

Michigan Indian Legal Services, Inc. (Native Americans)
814 S Garfield Ave # A 
Traverse City, MI 49686 
(800) 968-6877 (toll-free)
(231) 947-0122
http://www.mils3.org/

Michigan Legal Help
http://michiganlegalhelp.org/

Statewide Attorney Referral Service
1-800-968-0738
http://www.michbar.org/programs/lawyerreferral.cfm