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With the recent increase in the number of Covid-19 cases in Hillsdale County over the month of March 2021, the Courts in Hillsdale County have now moved back to Phase I. This means that court cases will be conducted via Zoom, including preliminary exams and felony sentencing. With this in mind, please call the court offices for specific information. All other Hillsdale County offices including the County Clerk and the County Prosecutor’s Office continue to be open by appointment.

Jean-Paul Rudell, Director

Find Your Case/Account Worker

Office Manager - Shaila Arnold

Senior Account Clerk - Shelley Knowlan

Receptionist - Amanda Ryan

Notice Regarding Parenting Time & Holiday Schedules (Addendum A 2021)

Contact Information for your Divorce/Paternity Case

Our office will try to help, in any way that they can, to answer questions concerning your particular case. Understand that they are unable to provide any "legal" advice, and questions concerning legal issues or tax issues must be addressed to the proper professionals in that field. 

Case Workers

If the non-custodial parent's last name begins with... Your Enforcement Worker is...
AA -- FZ Kellie Scharp
GA -- NZ Nicole Yager
OA -- ZZ Kari Kling
Questions about the 3 Year Reviews of Child Support

Shaila Arnold

Account Questions

If the non-custodial parent's last name begins with...            Your Account Processor Clerk is...
AA -- FZ Trina Beach
GA -- NZ Shelley Knowlan
OA -- ZZ Dawn Clements

Click to read County of Hillsdale COVID-19 Court Services Information by Chief Judge Sara Lysznyai (4/1/2021)

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15 Care Drive
Hillsdale, MI 49242-5039

8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

24 Hour Information Line: 877-543-2660
Telephone: (517)437-4111
Fax: (517) 437-3858

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Upcoming Meetings

16 Jun 2021;
03:30PM -
Emergency Telephone Srvcs (9-1-1) 2021
16 Jun 2021;
07:00PM -
LifeWays Board Meetings
17 Jun 2021;
10:00AM -
Road Commission 2021

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