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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,


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.




Statement from the Michigan Supreme Court on Matters Concerning Children


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


Cass County’s 43rd Circuit Court processes a variety of different proceedings including criminal matters, domestic relations matters, personal protection orders, juvenile matters, child protective proceedings, adoptions, name changes, emancipations, general civil actions involving claims of $25,000 or more, and appeals. Find out more at “ABOUT CIRCUIT COURT.”

LEGAL DISCLAIMER: Disclaimer: This website is intended to provide you with general information and forms regarding probate proceedings. The Court and the Court’s staff are prohibited by law from providing legal advice and assistance in completing forms. Forms and instructions provided here 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.