Limited Minor Guardianship

Closing Procedures -
Limited Minor Guardianship

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 Limited Minor Guardianship Before the Child Turns age 18:

Filing Fee $200.00 per child.  
Forms Used PC675 , Petition to Terminate\Modify Guardianship
PC651 Petition for Appointment of (Full) Guardian of Minor

Forms may be found at Michigan Court - Court Formswhere 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 Formspage. 
Who can File Only the CUSTODIAL PARENT(S) of the child can file a Petition to Terminate a Limited Guardianship.  If there are two custodial parents, both must sign the petition. Any person interested in the child’s welfare can file a petition for the appointment of a full guardian for the minor.
Interested Persons Only list new interested persons and\or change of addresses for any interested persons since the limited guardianship was opened. If you are filing a petition for a full minor guardianship, see Filing Procedures – Full Minor Guardianships for information on this procedure. If an interested person is not included or is not properly served, the hearing cannot be held.  The interested persons in a petition to modify or terminate a 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.

The GAL is not an employee of the court but a licensed practicing attorney assigned by the court. 

Rev. 4/21