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13TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT 8527 E. Government Ctr. Dr. Suttons Bay, MI 49682 General Calls: 256-9824 Fax: 256-8295
“The role of the courts is to resolve disputes.” — 13th Circuit Court Judge Thomas G. Power
Thomas G. Power
Kevin Elsenheimer
Chief Judge, Thomas G. Power Judge, Kevin Elsenheimer
Michelle L. Crocker, Leelanau County Clerk,
also serves as the Circuit Court Clerk. Terri Quinn, Court Administrator Circuit Court Administrator’s Of ce in Traverse City: 922-4707 Fax: 922-4519
The Leelanau County Probate Court has jurisdiction over guardianships, conservatorships, the commitment for hospital care of the mentally ill, administration of estates and trusts, protective proceedings and wills, and a few other miscellaneous matters.
In addition, Probate Court has assumed some District Court responsibilities.
The Family Division in the Circuit Court handles matters of juvenile delinquency, abuse and neglect, adoptions, name changes, emancipations of minors, and other ancillary family matters.
8527 E. Government Center Dr., Suite 201, Suttons Bay, MI 49682
86th District Court Judge Michael S. Stepka is sworn in for his second six-year term by county Clerk Michelle Crocker.
The 13th Circuit Court of the State of Michigan covers cases in Antrim, Grand Traverse and Leelanau counties. Circuit Courts in Michigan have jurisdiction over:
• Crimes that are speci ed as felonies. • Cases that fall under the Circuit Court’s Family Division.
8527 E. Government Center Dr., Suite 203, Suttons Bay, MI 49682 General Calls: 256-9803
Fax: 256-9845
Michael S. Stepka
Chief Judge, Michael Stepka
Norene D. Kastys, Magistrate
Cindy Schaub, Court Clerk
Carol Stocking, Court Administrator 922-4502
Larry Nelson
Josephine Lingaur, Juvenile register/judicial secretary
Thomas J. Phillips
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Probate Court Judge, Larry Nelson probate.asp Susan Richards, Probate register srichards@
General Calls:
256-8250 Fax: 256-8275
Thomas J. Phillips
Pam Blue, Chief Probation Of cer 922-4591
The District Court has jurisdiction over all civil cases where the amount in controversy is $25,000 or less, all criminal misdemeanors and arraignments and preliminary examinations in felony matters.

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