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Probate / Family Court

Probate/Juvenile Court

UPDATED 5/17/2021

The Probate/Juvenile Court continue to conduct business remotely to the maximum extent possible.

A drop box is available outside of the courthouse entrance to drop off filings or payments.


CALL (734) 240-7346
or email 

CALL (734) 240-7160
or email  


Judge Lohmeyer's
Judge Arnold's
Referee Sweeney's

Judge Arnold's

for  Appearing by Video Conference or Audio Conference Using "ZOOM" ™

For people using smartphones:  Install the ZOOM app:  Install ZOOM from the Play Store or App Store.   


For people using a computer, laptop or notebook device:  ensure the computer has a camera and speakers and create a ZOOM account by visiting www.zoom.us.   You will need to create an account using your email address and creating a password.


At the time of your virtual hearing/conference call,
1.  Log in to the zoom app or your zoom account.  Enter the meeting ID number that you have been provided for the hearing.
2.  Test your video and audio connection prior to the beginning of the hearing. (note: if you are using a smartphone, you will have to swipe your screen to the right to see all of the menu options.)
3.  Make sure that you have a good WiFi connection or a substantial LTE mobile data plan to ensure a quality connection to the hearing.
4.  Remember that the call is a court proceeding and therefore an extention of the courtroom.  Appropriate conduct and attire is expected and required.
5.  While you are attending the virtual hearing, choose a location that is quiet and free of interruptions, background noise or poor lighting.
6.  You will be placed in a virtual waiting room when you initially dial in to the court hearing.  Please be patient!   A staff member will generally reach out to you to give you an update if the time for your court appearance is delayed for any reason.

If you do not have a smartphone or a computer, you can also dial in for your court hearing using a phone.

646-876-9923 or 669-900-6833 and use the meeting ID that was provided by the court for your hearing.


Please contact the court at (734) 240-7335 for Judge Arnold, (734) 240-7326 for Judge Lohmeyer or (734) 240-7160 for Referee Sweeney if you are having trouble connecting for your court hearing or if you are trying to observe a court hearing via YouTube and it is not streaming properly.


Hon. Cheryl E. Lohmeyer
Chief Judge of Probate Court
and Presiding Judge of the 38th Judicial Circuit Court - Family Division, Juvenile Section
OFFICE MAIN NUMBER:  734 / 240-7325

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Hon. Frank L. Arnold
Judge of Probate Court
and Judge of 38th Judicial Circuit Court - Family Division, Juvenile Section

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Monroe County Probate Court
106 E. First Street
Monroe, Michigan 48161
MAIN NUMBER:   734-240-7346
FAX NUMBER:     734-240-7354
9:00 AM - 12 NOON  and 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Mission of the Monroe County Probate Court

Our mission is to serve the community with integrity, compassion and accountability through delivery of restorative justice.

 Vision of the Monroe County Probate Court

Our vision is to provide outstanding public service while meeting the diverse needs of our community.

Guiding Principles of the Monroe County Probate Court

To preserve the inherent rights and dignity of all individuals. To recognize that all individuals have specific strengths and needs.   To provide timely, competent and professional service.   To demonstrate integrity in words and actions.

Authority of the Monroe County Probate Court
The Probate Court is part of the judicial branch of government and ultimately under the supervision of the Michigan Supreme Court. The Probate Court is created by the State of Michigan Constitution, Article VI, Section 15 and is the oldest court in Michigan.