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COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENTS

Update 6/18/2020:

The Law & Courts Building remains closed to the public with limited exceptions while the Courts implement their plans to return to full capacity in light of directives from the Michigan Supreme Court. The majority of Court hearings are being conducted virtually. Full access to the Courts for filings and other communications is available by phone and email. If you have questions about access to the Law & Courts Building related to any business with the Courts, please make contact as follows:

 

ADA Coordinator/Language Access Coordinator/Other Court Administration Issues, 269-445-4482, carolb@cassco.org

 

Because of COVID-19, and for the safety and well-being of our employees and court users and as authorized by Michigan Supreme Court's Administrative Order 2020-2, Cass County Courts were be closed to the general public except for essential functions involving health and safety and Constitutional rights pursuant to a Local Administrative Order. Our Courts have implemented Phase 2 of our reopening plans which provides for limited access to the Law & Courts Building for in-person hearings with the majority of hearings conducted virtually  and full access to the Courts for filings and other communications via email and telephone.

 

The Courts have developed an Emergency Operations Plan to outline procedures for emergency proceedings.

 

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

DISTRICT COURT Public Feed

CIRCUIT/FAMILY/PROBATE COURT Public Feed

 

Statement from the Michigan Supreme Court on Matters Concerning Children

 

FAQ's about Custody and Parenting Time during COVID-19

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.

COURT CASE LOOKUP

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.

DISTRICT COURT Public Feed

CIRCUIT/FAMILY/PROBATE COURT Public Feed

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

CASS COUNTY COURTS CONTACT INFORMATION

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

GENERAL CONTACT INFORMATION

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

JUDGES & COURT STAFF

43rd Circuit Court

Judge, Honorable Mark A. Herman
Chief Judge, Honorable Susan L. Dobrich
Court Administrator, Carol Montavon Bealor
Judicial Assistant, Julia Smith
Judicial Assistant, Amanda Lindley

43rd Circuit Court File Room

Clerk/Register of Deeds, Monica McMichael
File Room Supervisor, Emily Bogue
Deputy Clerk, Lindsey Muzzey
Deputy Clerk, Mary Parmley

Family/Juvenile Court

Judge, Honorable Susan L. Dobrich
Court Administrator, Carol Montavon Bealor
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, Sarah Zhang
Juvenile Probation Officer, Justin Vaughn
Family/Juvenile Caseworker, Dawn Mallo

Probate Court

Judge, Honorable Susan L. Dobrich
Probate Register, Kelley James-Jura
Deputy Probate Register, Linda Lamb
Probate Court Clerk, Cheryl Hess
Court Administrator, Carol Montavon Bealor

Friend of the Court

Director, Carol Montavon Bealor
Deputy Friend of the Court, Sarah Mathews
Attorney Referee, Melissa Sytsma
Casework Supervisor, Tracie Kuriata
Financial CM Supervisor, Donella Kujawa
Rev/Mod & PT Specialist, Chelsea Olkowski
Warrant Officer, Deputy Tim Gondeck
Interstate & PT Specialist, Fern Turney
Financial Caseworker, Cheri Warrell
Enforcement Caseworker, April McKee
Medical/Financial CM Specialist, Ashley Pompey
Financial CM Clerk/Scheduler, Wendy Fitzgerald
Enforcement Clerk, Barbara Daniels
IV-D Caseworker, Dawn Mallo

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, Cindy Brunt
Deputy Collections/Civil Clerk, Diana Jurgenson
Deputy Criminal Clerk, Susan VanTuyle
Deputy Traffic Clerk, Lori Niswonger

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.