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Update 6/23/22:

The Law & Courts Building remains open to the public.

Masks are not required for entry into the Law & Courts Building.

Masks are recommended but not required in all Courtrooms.

All persons who choose to wear a mask are free to wear a mask.

Most hearings are continuing to occur via Zoom; however, Judges may allow in-person proceedings including jury trials which are being held in-person. See Memo dated 6/23/22 on In-Person/Zoom proceedings.

Our website remains available 24/7 and you can find helpful legal resources at Michigan Legal Help:

Contact information and case look up information is available below.

Welcome to the Cass County, Michigan Court System

The Cass County Court System provides fair, just and timely case processing while ensuring due process of law for the citizens we serve.


Please click on the links below to lookup your case.

IMPORTANT TO KNOW: If your name is not listed, but you have reason to believe that you should be in court, call the court to verify your court date. Failure to appear for a court date could result in a bench warrant being issued for your arrest, dismissal of your case, or action being taken without your input.

Live Court Feeds & Dockets

Cass County Courts have live YouTube Feeds to provide the public with access to Court hearings.




Cass County Court Dockets are updated every 30 minutes. The dockets are subject to change without notification.


Below you will find a listing of phone and fax numbers for courts, then a list of judges and court staff. 


Law and Courts Building
60296 M-62
Cassopolis, MI 49031

Hours: 8 am – 5 pm, Monday – Friday (except holidays, see holiday schedule here)

Effective June 1, 2018, the public service windows for the Courts are open from 8 am to 4:45 pm.
Please plan accordingly.

File Rooms for each Court

43rd Circuit Court File Room Phone: 269-445-4416
43rd Circuit Court File Room Fax: 269-445-4453
4th District Court File Room Phone: 269-445-4424
4th District Court File Room Fax: 269-445-4486
Probate Court File Room Phone: 269-445-4454
Probate Court File Room Fax: 269-445-4453
Juvenile Division File Room Phone: 269-445-4444
Juvenile Division File Room Fax: 269-445-1146

Friend of the Court 

Friend of the Court Phone: 269-445-4436
Friend of the Court Fax: 269-445-4435

43rd Circuit Court Judicial Staff Phone: 269-445-4412
43rd Circuit Court Judicial Staff Fax: 269-445-4485
4th District Court Judicial Staff Phone: 269-445-4415
4th District Court Judicial Staff Fax: 269-445-4486
Probate Court Judicial Staff Phone: 269-445-4452
Probate Court Judicial Staff Fax: 269-445-4485


43rd Circuit Court

Judge, Honorable Mark A. Herman
Chief Judge, Honorable Carol Montavon Bealor
Court Administrator, Sarah Mathews, JD, CCM
Judicial Assistant, Julia Snyder
Judicial Assistant, Amanda Lindley

43rd Circuit Court File Room

Clerk/Register of Deeds, Monica McMichael
File Room Supervisor, Emily Bogue
Deputy Clerk, Tiffaney Wright
Deputy Clerk, Roianne Pangle

Family/Juvenile Court

Judge, Honorable Carol Montavon Bealor
Court Administrator, Sarah Mathews, JD, CCM
Attorney Referee, Leigh A. Feldman
Juvenile Register/Financial Officer, Joni Patzer
Deputy Juvenile Register, Claire Collins
Judicial Assistant, Valerie Clark
Judicial Assistant, Lizzie Strukel
Bailiff, Dee Duszynski
Juvenile Probation Officer, Alexi Fuller
Juvenile Probation Officer, Barbara Daniels
Juvenile Probation Officer, Open Position

Probate Court

Judge, Honorable Carol Montavon Bealor
Probate Register, Kelley James-Jura, JD
Deputy Probate Register, Linda Lamb
Probate Court Clerk, Cheryl Hess
Court Administrator, Sarah Mathews, JD, CCM

Friend of the Court

Director, Sarah Mathews, JD, CCM
Deputy Friend of the Court, Ravan Bakeman, CCM
Attorney Referee, Melissa Sytsma
Casework Supervisor, Tracie Kuriata
Casework Supervisor, April McKee
Rev/Mod & PT Specialist, Chelsea Olkowski
Warrant Officer, Deputy Tim Gondeck
Interstate & PT Specialist, Kari Lee
Financial Caseworker, Cheri Warrell
Enforcement Caseworker, Wendy Fitzgerald
Medical/Financial CM Specialist, Ashley Pompey
Clerk/Scheduler, Lindsey Muzzey
Casework Clerk, Jil Hunsberger
Receptionist, Loretta Baker

4th District Court

Judge, Honorable Stacey A. Rentfrow
Bailiff/Magistrate, Chris Rockafellow
Probation Officer, Kate Oosterwal
Probation Officer/Magistrate, Sandy Tidey
Judicial Assistant, Audra Springsteen
Court Administrator/Magistrate, Lisa Withers
Deputy Civil Clerk, Sheila Brown
Deputy Criminal/Traffic Clerk, Jennifer McClenahan
Deputy Collections/Civil Clerk, Jillian Springsteen
Deputy Criminal Clerk, Susan VanTuyle
Deputy Traffic Clerk, Ana Campos

LEGAL DISCLAIMER: Disclaimer: This website is intended to provide you with general information and forms regarding court proceedings. The Court and the Court’s staff are prohibited by law from providing legal advice and assistance in completing forms. The information, forms, and instructions are intended to provide general information concerning filing procedures and may be useful as a guide. This is the only assistance that can be provided by the court’s staff. If, after reviewing this information, you have any questions or need assistance in completing the forms consider contacting an attorney for assistance.