Court records hold a wealth of information - our investigators research and obtain records from court files across the state on a daily basis.
There are 57 circuit courts in Michigan.
FAMILY DIVISION AND FRIEND OF THE COURT
There are 105 Michigan District Courts staffed by 276 judges.
The District Courts are limited jurisdiction trial courts, and often called the "people's court". More people have contact with the District Court than any other court.
The District Courts handle:
In Michigan, a few municipalities have chosen to retain a municipal court rather than create a district court. The four municipal courts have limited powers and are located in Grosse Pointe, Grosse Pointe Farms, Grosse Pointe Park, and Grosse Point Shores/Grosse Pointe Woods.
There are 78 probate courts in Michigan staffed by 107 judges.
The Michigan Probate Courts are trial courts that have jurisdiction over:
Michigan Court of Appeals is one of the highest volume intermediate appellate courts in the country. It was created by the 1963 Michigan Constitution and heard its first cases in January 1965. Generally, decisions from final orders of a circuit court or probate court, as well as some agency orders, may be appealed to the court as a matter of right.
The Court of Claims is located in the Michigan Court of Appeals.
The Court of Claims is a court of statewide, limited jurisdiction to hear and determine all civil actions filed against the State of Michigan and its agencies. These cases include highway defect, medical malpractice, contracts, constitutional claims, prisoner litigation, tax-related suits, and other claims for money damages.
In addition we research and obtain valuable information records retained by the various State, County and Municipal Agency's including the Police and Fire Departments.
We are well versed in the proper method and procedure to file and retrieve records using the State of Michigan Open Records Act and Freedom Of Information Act.