In guardianships and conservatorships, an interested person may be on the outside, looking in at all the legal proceedings. However, that interested person wants to be given notice of future proceedings or in the event a proceeding will be filed. That interested person can be given proper notice by filing the Request for Notice Guardianship and Conservatorship.


The Request for Notice Guardianship and Conservatorship is a State Court Administrative Office form. If you need this form or any other probate court forms, please reach out to us. We will be happy to provide you with this document and any other necessary probate court documents.


Most of these State Court Administrative Office forms are associated with Michigan Court Rules and statutes. This is no different. The Request for Notice Guardianship and Conservatorship is associated with MCL 700.5104(1), which states:

  (1) An interested person who desires to be notified before an order is made in a guardianship proceeding, including a proceeding subsequent to the appointment of a guardian under section 5312, or in a protective proceeding under section 5401 must file a request for notice with the register of the court in which the proceeding is pending and with the attorney of record of the guardian or conservator or, if none, with the guardian or conservator, if any. A request is not effective unless it contains a statement showing the interest of the person making it and the address of that person or an attorney to whom notice is to be given. The request is effective only as to a proceeding that occurs after the filing. If a guardianship or protective proceeding is not pending at the time a person files a request for notice as authorized by this subsection, the person shall pay a fee for filing the request, which fee shall be in the same amount as, but is separate from, the fee required to commence such a proceeding.


In addition to this, the Request for Notice Guardianship and Conservatorship is pursuant to MCR 5.125 and MCR 5.126. To help you understand this form better, Darren Findling of The Probate Pro covers everything you’ll need to know in this video. 

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