Legal Advice - 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.

Legal Hotline (Age 60 or older)

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

Free Legal Aid Clinic (sponsored by GTLA Bar Association)
Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm SHARP
Third Level Crisis Intervention Center
1022 E Front Street
Traverse City, MI
(231) 922-4800

Michigan Indian Legal Services, Inc. (Native Americans)
814 S Garfield Ave # A 
Traverse City, MI 49686 
(231) 947-0122

Grand Traverse, Leelanau and Antrim Bar Association
PO Box 1958
Traverse City, MI  49685
Phone: 231-922-4715 
FAX: 231-922-4489

State Bar of Michigan
Michael Franck Building 
306 Townsend Street 
Lansing, Michigan 48933-2012 
Phone: (517) 346-6300 
Toll Free: (800) 968-1442 
Fax: (517) 482-6248

Statewide Attorney Referral Service

American Bar Association