Conservatorships for Minors
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.
583, or PC584, Account of Fiduciary (Note: An
account form is used after a conservator is appointed and must be filed each
PC 585a, Petition to Allow Account(s)
PC 585b,, 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:
If you submit PC 561, Waiver\Consent for every
interested person, the account will be set for hearing 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.At the Judge’s discretion, petitions with
waivers and consents
may be adjudicated without a hearing.
Note: All hearings are being conducted remotely by zoom until further order of the court.
|Guardian ad Litem||
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 the court.