Notice of Rights to Alleged Incapacitated Individual

A petition for guardianship has been filed and as the person awaits the court hearing, the Guardian ad Litem is required to provide that individual with a notice. This notice, known as Notice of Rights to Alleged Incapacitated Individual, provides the individual with their legal rights before and at the court hearing on the petition [...]

2021-01-25T08:57:43-05:00Monday, January 25, 2021|Guardian, Guardian Ad Litem, guardianship|0 Comments

Report of Guardian on Condition of individual with Developmental Disability

Under a guardianship, the guardian for someone with a developmental disability has a legal responsibility to make decisions on the ward’s best interests. Part of being a guardian however also requires them to report to the probate court. The reason is because as part of a guardianship, the probate court will need to know the [...]

2021-01-25T08:39:00-05:00Monday, January 25, 2021|Guardian, guardianship|0 Comments

Petition to Allow Account

The Petition to Allow Account is quite the resourceful form. This form makes a request of the court to allow the account that is being submitted. What makes it so resourceful is that it can also be used in a variety of contexts. For example, this same form can be used in a deceased probate [...]

All You Should Know Before Filing Petition for Guardian

Sometimes adults need help taking care of themselves and making decisions. Michigan law allows a judge to appoint a “guardian” of an adult in certain situations where help is needed. The Probate Pro has produced this video to better understand these issues. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZtoLwl7Ofc   A court-appointed guardian can make decisions for the person who needs [...]

2020-11-23T10:02:43-05:00Monday, November 23, 2020|Guardian, guardianship|0 Comments

Order of Discharge

The end of your role as conservator, guardian, personal representative, trustee or power of attorney is near. One of the final forms in probate, which we are going to cover, is the Order of Discharge. This document says to the court that you have completed all the responsibilities for the interested parties and you are [...]

Annual Report of Guardian, Explained

As a guardian, you are responsible for many obligations on behalf of the ward. The yearly timeline of a guardianship opens with the petition to establish a guardianship and concludes with the annual reporting requirement. According to MCL 700.5215 and court rule MCR 5.409, the guardian has 56 days from the anniversary date of the [...]

2020-07-21T12:35:02-04:00Tuesday, July 21, 2020|Guardian, guardianship|0 Comments

Out of State Personal Representative, Guardian, Conservator

You have been appointed as a fiduciary by the probate court, but you live out of state or even out of the country. What do you do? Well, distance from the probate court can make it difficult to stay up to date and to fulfill your duties as a guardian, conservator, or personal representative. Hiring local counsel [...]

2019-11-13T09:31:32-05:00Tuesday, November 12, 2019|conservator, Guardian, Personal Representative|0 Comments

Michigan’s Do-Not-Resuscitate Procedure Act FAQ

What Is A Do-Not-Resuscitate Order?  Some people don't want any special efforts made to prolong their life.  Many people don't want to be revived after their heart and breathing stop.  Under Michigan law, people may choose to sign something called a do-not-resuscitate order or DNR. This instructs health care professionals not to revive them after their heart and breathing [...]

2019-11-04T09:07:44-05:00Monday, November 4, 2019|Guardian, guardianship|0 Comments
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