Family Division

The Probate Judge presides over some of the Family Division cases of the 53rd Judicial Circuit Court.  Those cases include emancipation, name change, adoptions, juvenile delinquency, child protection proceedings and parental waivers.

Juvenile Delinquency Proceedings

All delinquency proceedings initiated by a Petition under the Juvenile Code or initiated by Uniform Law Citation for various minor offenses not in the Motor Vehicle Code.


At the onset of a juvenile delinquency proceeding, parents are requested to complete a Financial Statement.  The information gathered will help the Court determine any costs assessed on a case.  If the parent does not complete the form, the full amount of any costs incurred will be assessed to the case.

Probate Judge
Daryl Vizina
(231) 627-8823

870 South Main St, Room 212
Cheboygan, MI 49721
(231) 627-8823
Fax: (231) 627-8868

Mon-Fri, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Additional Staff
Deputy Probate Register
Jessica Beaubien
(231) 627-8871
Deputy Probate/Juvenile Reguster
Becky Noel
(231) 627-8876
Registrar of Probate/Family Court Administrator
Kim Chimner
(231) 627-8875
Director Juvenile Services
Kyle Culbertson
(231) 627-8812
Intensive Probation Officer
Megan Fenlon
(231) 627-8862
Intensive Probation Officer
Cynthia Ashbaugh
(231) 627-8837
Deputy Probate/Juvenile Register
Shani Johnson
(231) 627-8824