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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

What is a Letters of Guardianship?

You want to become the guardian of a loved one, but you don’t know what to do. That’s a pretty common situation people find themselves in when someone they are close with can no longer make important life-based decisions on his or her own. In order to start the process toward becoming a guardian, you [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Terminate a Guardianship in 5 Steps

The best way to describe why you would need to terminate a guardianship is that the necessity of the guardianship is no longer required. Indeed, there are moments when a person who was under guardianship can gain enough autonomy within their own lives to where they are capable of making decisions on their own. Of [...]

Five Steps to Become a Guardian

There might be a moment in your life where someone you love is in need of someone to watch over him or her. Whether it's you, or someone else, that someone you love needs a guardian to help make decisions based on his or her best interest. If you need to start the guardianship process, [...]

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