Limited 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 minor limited 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.|
650, Petition for Appointment of Limited Guardian of Minor (Note:
Please provide the date of birth of the proposed guardian, if
PC 652, Limited Guardianship Placement Plan
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.
|Who can File||Only the CUSTODIAL PARENT(S) of the child can file a Limited Guardianship Petition. If there are two custodial parents, both must sign the petition. If someone other than the custodial parent(s) wants to become guardian of a minor, the person must file a petition for full guardianship.|
custodial parent(s) must also file a Limited Guardianship Placement
Plan (PC 652) with the petition. The plan must include
information on the
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
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
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 THE
MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, THEIR NAME, ADDRESS,
Petition will be set for hearing by the Court. If all the
persons are present when the petition is filed, a hearing may be held
Typically, the hearing date is 3-5 weeks after the petition is
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||
Court may appoint a Guardian ad Litem (GAL) to investigate the situation
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.