Honorable Tracey A. Yokich
Judge Tracey A.Yokich was appointed to the Macomb County Probate bench by Governor Jennifer M. Granholm on July 1, 2003 and was elected to the 16th Circuit Court for the County of Macomb in 2004. She is a 1982 graduate of James Madison College at Michigan State University and received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Detroit School of Law in 1985. Judge Yokich subsequently clerked for the Hon. George Clifton Edwards, Jr. in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati, OH.
Judge Yokich returned to Michigan and served as a Macomb County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, from 1986 to 1989, Macomb County Assistant Corporation Counsel from 1989 to 1990. She returned to the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney in 1997.
She has also served three terms in the Michigan House of Representatives representing the citizens of Eastpointe, St. Clair Shores, Lake Township and Harrison Township from 1991-1996. During her tenure in the Michigan House of Representatives, Judge Yokich served on the Appropriations Committee, Judiciary Committee, Public Health Committee, and the Conservation, Environment, and Great Lakes Committee.
Judge Yokich is a Michigan State Bar Foundation Fellow and a Past President of the Michigan Judges Association. She is a member of the Selfridge Base Community Council, the Michigan Air Guard Historical Association and served in the Michigan Air National Guard from 2005-2006.
16TH Judicial Circuit Court
Macomb County Courthouse
40 N. Main St, 2nd Floor
Mt. Clemens, MI 48043
Telephone: (586) 493-0355
SCHEDULING DAYS & TIMES
Please provide a "Judge's Copy" of all Motion and Responsive Pleadings and Trial Briefs.
Day/Time: Monday, 9:00am
Check-In Procedure: Check in with court clerk in courtroom
Brief Required: Yes
Motions Heard Other Than Regular Motion Days: To be scheduled with clerk / secretary
Motion Adjournments: Must be done with clerk prior to motion day
Taking of Pro Confesso Judgments / Consent Judgments: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, 9:00 am. Request for hearing required for date and time.
Policy of Waiving Statutory Six-Month Waiting Period: Yes, when reconciliation is not possible and is in the best interest of the children
Friend of the Court Recommendation Required for:
Spousal Support: No
Child Support: Yes
Parenting Time: No
Utilization of Psychodiagnostics & Family Services Clinic Policy: Custody and parenting time disputes
Policy on Case Evaluation: Mediation and arbitration are encouraged
General Panel: No
Single-Person Panel: Yes
PPO Hearings & Taking of Pro Confesso's of Pro Per's: Monday, 1:30pm