Guardianship for Minors
Full Minor Guardianships
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 closing procedures for full minor guardianships and may be useful as a guide. If you have any questions, consider contacting an attorney for assistance.
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.|
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.
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:
IN GUARDIANSHIP CASES, IF A PARTY IS INCARCERATED UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, THEIR NAME, ADDRESS, AND PRISONER NUMBER MUST BE LISTED ON THE PETITION. TO OBTAIN THIS INFORMATION, CALL (517) 373-0284 OR CLICK ON http://mdocweb.state.mi.us/OTIS2/otis2.html
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.
Note: All hearings are being conducted remotely by Zoom until further order of the court.
|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.|