Probate Court handles various types of cases, including:
Mentally ill matters
Guardianships and/or conservatorships of both children and adults
Limited guardianships of both children and adults
Guardianships for developmentally disabled individuals
Delayed registrations of foreign birth
Applications to open safe deposit boxes
Safe delivery of newborn
Will deposit for decedent or deposit for safekeeping
Judge David C. Tomlinson presides over the Probate Court. He also handles cases in the Family Division of the Circuit Court.
The Probate Register, and the Deputy Probate Register, Bonnie S. Walter, are available to assist attorneys and the public. However, they cannot give legal advice.
The Court office is in the Courts Building on the second floor on the west side. After clearing court security, it can be reached by stairs or an elevator. The building is 125 W. Main Street in the Centreville Village Square on M-86.
This Court has a video courtroom, so if you have a hearing scheduled and bring a blank tape, we will record the hearing for you. You can also order a copy of the hearing at a later date for a charge of $25.00.
All forms required by the Court can be obtained through an attorney. The Court suggests you utilize the services of an attorney to do decedent's estates, conservatorships, guardianships of children, protective orders and adoptions.