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Cass County Law & 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 each Court are open as follows:

  • Probate: 8:00 am to 4:45 pm
  • Circuit: 8:00 am to 4:45 pm
  • District: 8:00 am to 4:45 pm

This means none of the Courts will accept filings after 4:45 pm effective June 1, 2018. The Courts established this schedule to provide Court staff with time to wrap up the day’s business at the end of every day. Please plan accordingly.

* Due to the public service windows closing at 4:45 p.m., entry into the Law & Courts Building after 4:45 p.m. is limited to entry to make payments on a case or to conduct business with the Friend of the Court or Prosecutor’s Office.

 

CONTACT FRIEND OF THE COURT

24/7 Account Information is available to you at MiChildSupport or by calling 877-543-2660.

The county code is 227 for Cass County.

Cass County Friend of the Court
Law and Courts Building
60296 M-62, Suite 3
Cassopolis, MI 49031
Friend of the Court Phone: (269) 445-4436
Friend of the Court Fax: (269) 445-4435
General Email: foc@cassco.org
Hours: 8 am – 5 pm, Monday – Friday (except holidays, see holiday schedule here)

FRIEND OF THE COURT TEAM

Director, Sarah Mathews, J.D., CCE
Deputy FOC, Ravan Bakeman, CCM
Attorney Referee, Melissa M. Sytsma, J.D.
Casework Supervisor, Tracie Kuriata
Casework Supervisor, April McKee
Program Services Coordinator, Amanda Wicker
Clerk Scheduler, Lindsey Muzzey
Medical/Financial Case Management Specialist, Open Position
Enforcement Caseworker, Wendy Colburn
Financial Caseworker, Cheri Warrell
Interstate and Parenting Time Enforcement Specialist, Kari Lee
Review, Modification and Parenting Time Enforcement Specialist, Chelsea Olkowski
Receptionist, Holly Brooks

CONTACT PROBATE COURT

Cass County Probate Court
Law and Courts Building 
60296 M-62, Suite 10 
Cassopolis, MI 49031 

Probate Court Judicial Staff Phone: (269) 445-4452
Probate Court Judicial Staff Fax: (269) 445-4485
Probate Court Judicial Staff email: probatecourt@cassco.org
Probate Court File Room Phone: (269) 445-4454 
Probate Court File Room Fax: (269) 445-4453
Probate Court File Room Email: pcfileroom@cassco.org 

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

* Service Window closes at 4:45 p.m.

Contact Cass County Probate Court with questions about:

  1. Probate Court fees
  2. Decedent estates & wills
  3. Last will and testament
  4. Trusts
  5. Guardianship of incapacitated individual (elderly)
  6. Guardianship for an individual (developmental disability)
  7. Guardianship for minor
  8. Conservatorship for minor
  9. Conservatorship for incapacitate adults
  10. Protective orders
  11. Mental health proceedings
  12. Adoptions
  13. Name changes
  14. Emancipation of minors
  15. Wills for safekeeping

PROBATE COURT JUDGES & COURT STAFF

Probate Judge, Carol Montavon Bealor
Court Administrator, Sarah Mathews, J.D., CCE
Probate Administrator, Kelly James-Jura, J.D.
Deputy Probate Register, Lizzie Mesko-Prout
Probate Clerk, Cheryl Hess

CONTACT 43RD CIRCUIT COURT

Cass County 43rd Circuit Court
Law and Courts Building
60296 M-62, 43rd Circuit Court File Room
Cassopolis, MI 49031

43rd Circuit Court Judicial Staff Phone: (269) 445-4412
43rd Circuit Court Judicial Staff Fax: (269) 445-4485
43rd Circuit Court File Room Phone: (269) 445-4416
43rd Circuit Court File Room Fax: (269) 445-4453

Circuit Court Judicial Staff Email: circuitcourt@cassco.org

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

* Service Window closes at 4:45 p.m.

43RD CIRCUIT COURT JUDGES & COURT STAFF

Honorable Mark A. Herman, Judge
Honorable Carol Montavon Bealor, Chief Judge
Sarah Mathews, J.D., CCE, Court Administrator
Julia Snyder, Judicial Assistant
Amanda Haley, Judicial Assistant                                                                                                                             Nicholas Klinger, Bailiff/Paralegal

 

43RD CIRCUIT COURT FILE ROOM TEAM

Monica McMichael, Clerk/Register of Deeds
Emily Bogue, File Room Supervisor
Texas Brooks, Deputy Clerk
Open Position, Deputy Clerk

CONTACT 4TH DISTRICT COURT

Cass County 4th District Court
Law and Courts Building 
60296 M-62, 4th District Court File Room
Cassopolis, MI 49031 

4th District Court Judicial Staff Phone: (269) 445-4415
4th District Court Judicial Staff Fax: (269) 445-4486
4th District Court File Room Phone: (269) 445-4424
4th District Court File Room Fax: (269) 445-4486
Hours: 8 am – 5 pm*, Monday – Friday (except holidays, see holiday schedule here)

* Service Window closes at 4:45 p.m. 

4TH DISTRICT COURT JUDGES & COURT STAFF

Honorable Stacey A. Rentfrow, Judge
Honorable Carol Montavon Bealor, Chief Judge
Bailiff/Magistrate, Chris Rockafellow
Probation Officer, Open Position
Probation Officer/Magistrate, Roianne Pangle
Judicial Assistant, Audra Springsteen
Court Administrator/Magistrate, Lisa Withers
Deputy Civil Clerk, Sheila Brown
Deputy Criminal Traffic Clerk, Sydnie Wellman
Deputy Collections/Civil Clerk, Valerie Clark
Deputy Criminal Clerk, Stacy Roush
Deputy Traffic Clerk, Ana Campos