The Archives of Michigan hold circuit court records from various counties across the state for a number of years. Please contact the Archives of Michigan prior to placing an order to verify that the Archives has the records you seek.
Circuit Courts typically have three divisions: Chancery, Criminal, and Law. Chancery cases involve issues of equity where a strict interpretation of written law would be unfair or inadequate. Divorce cases are usually found in the Chancery division of circuits courts. Criminal proceedings involve government prosecutions for violations of the State’s criminal statutes. Law cases include all civil actions based on statutory or common law, and usually concern litigation between two or more parties. Most such matters involve disputes over land, personal property, debt and a breach of contract.
Please provide the county in which the case was heard, the date of the case, and the name of the person involved in the case as you checkout. This product covers one case file in one county. The research fee for this product takes into account the time and costs associated with Archives staff searching, pulling, copying, and delivering the records. The research fee is non-refundable.