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Office of the 26th Circuit Court for Alpena & Montmorency Counties
Honorable Michael G. Mack……..Circuit Court Chief Judge
In Alpena County, Criminal/Civil Motion Days are held twice monthly on Mondays, and Domestic Motion Days are held twice monthly on Tuesdays all before the Honorable Michael G. Mack. There may be exceptions due to holidays or vacation scheduling.
In Montmorency, Criminal/Civil/Domestic Motion Days are held twice monthly on Mondays before the Honorable Michael G. Mack.
For all Alpena & Montmorency County Circuit Court scheduling, please call the Assignment/ADR Clerk, Marcia Burns, at (989)354-9573.
The following motion dates are subject to change:
Circuit Court is the trial court of general jurisdiction in Michigan for civil actions, claims and remedies within the county except for matters handled by District and Probate Court. Circuit Court has jurisdiction over civil cases with amounts over $25,000, cases involving land and all criminal matters that carry a one-year sentence or more. District Court handles those cases involving disputes of $25,000 or less. Also included are equitable claims, such as specific performance of sales of land, injunctive relief and certain statutory exclusive jurisdictions, such as mortgage foreclosures and construction lien foreclosures. The Circuit Court also hears cases appealed from lower courts and from some administrative agencies of state government. In addition, the Circuit Court has superintending control over other courts within the judicial circuit, subject to final superintending control of the Supreme Court. Quiet Title actions affecting real property are heard in Circuit Court.
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