Guardianship for Minors

Closing Procedures -
Full Minor Guardianships

Closing upon Minor Turning age 18: The Court automatically terminates the guardianship when the ward turns age 18. There is no fee.

The Following Procedures Apply to Termination of a Full Minor Guardianship Before the Child Turns age 18:

Filing Fee $20.00 per child.  
Forms Used PC 651, Petition to Terminate\Modify Guardianship

PC 654, Annual Report of Guardian on Condition of Minor (Note: This form is used after a guardian is appointed and must be filed each year.)

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. 
Interested Persons Only list new interested persons and\or change of addresses for any interested persons since the guardianship 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 to terminate or modify a full minor guardianship are:
  1. The minor, if 14 years of age or older,
  2. If known, each person who had the principal care and custody of the minor during the 63 days before the petition was filed,
  3. The parents of the minor or, if neither of them is living, any grandparents and the adult presumptive heirs of the minor, and
  4. The guardian.
Hearing Date Your Petition will be set for hearing by the Court.  Typically, the hearing date is 3-5 weeks after the petition is filed.  Your Hearing Reminder form displays the correct date, time, place, and assigned Judge along with zoom instructions.  You, the Petitioner, must attend the hearing or your Petition will be dismissed.
Guardian ad Litem/ Attorney The Court may appoint a Guardian ad Litem (GAL) to investigate the situation and make a recommendation to the court prior to the hearing.  The GAL is not an employee of the court but a licensed practicing attorney assigned by the court. 

Rev. 4\21