Full Minor Guardianships
Filing 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 full minor guardianships and may be useful as a guide. If you have any questions, consider contacting an attorney for assistance.
|Filing Fee||$175.00 per child.|
651, Petition for Appointment of Guardian of Minor
PC 670, Minor Guardianship Social History
PC 571, Acceptance of Appointment
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.
Publication is required for persons whose address or whereabouts are
unknown. The legal newspaper fee (currently $96.05) is paid to the Detroit
Legal News when the petition is filed. For more information on publication,
you may wish to contact:
Detroit Legal News
1409 Allen Dr. , Suite B
Troy, Mich. 48083
interested persons need to be listed on the petition, along with their
address. If an interested person is not included or is not properly
served, the hearing cannot be held. The interested persons in a
petition for appointment of a limited guardian of a minor are:
GUARDIANSHIP CASES, IF A PARTY IS INCARCERATED UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF
MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, THEIR NAME, ADDRESS,
When Full Minor
Guardian can be Appointed
A full guardian can be appointed for a minor under one of these situations:
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.