Closing Procedures -
Note: The Court is prohibited by law
(Sec. 1211 of the Estates and Protected Individuals Code [EPIC]) from
providing legal advice and completing forms. This item provides
general information concerning the filing procedures for closing minor
conservatorships and may be useful as a guide. If you have any
questions, consider contacting an attorney for assistance.
PC583 or PC584, Account of Fiduciary (Note: An
account form is used after a conservator is appointed and must be filed
PC585a, Petition to Allow Account(s)
PC585b, Order Allowing Account(s)
Forms may be
found at Michigan Court - Court Forms where you can search for a specific
form number (i.e. pc571). A list of Probate forms is available at the Numerical Index of Probate Court Forms page.
See Account Instructions for more information.
Note: In some cases, if
the former minor (who is now at least 18 years old) signs a consent and
receipt, the conservatorship may be closed immediately. If this option is used, PC649,
Receipt of Ward and Discharge and PC648, Minor Conservatorship –
Final Account, Waiver and Consent, and Order are required.
Only list new
interested persons and\or change of address for
any interested persons since the conservatorship was opened. If an interested person is not included
or is not properly served, the hearing cannot be held. The
interested persons in a petition for the review of a minor
conservatorship accounting are:
The child, if 14
years of age or older.
heirs of the child.
Surety on any
If you submit PC
561, Waiver\Consent for every interested person, the account will be
set for hearing Typically, the hearing
date is 4-6 weeks after the petition is filed. Your Hearing
Reminder form displays the correct date, time, place, and assigned
Judge. You, the Petitioner, must attend the hearing or your
Petition will be dismissed. .
At the Judge’s discretion, petitions with waivers and consents
may be adjudicated without a hearing.
The court may
appoint a Guardian ad Litem (GAL) to represent the interests of the minor
for whom the conservatorship is created, but this is typically not done
when a minor conservatorship is closed.
The GAL is not
an employee of the court but a licensed practicing attorney appointed by