Forms

Below are the forms associated with a case involving the guardianship of an individual with developmental disability in Oakland County Probate Court. When the required forms are completed, bring them to the Oakland County Probate Court.

Note: Fiduciaries are responsible to maintain and have available their Letters of Authority. The Court does not provide them to or fax them to a doctor, hospital, school, funeral home, etc.

Forms to start a guardianship may be hand-delivered or mailed to the Oakland County Probate Court provided they contain all signatures. There is no filing fee to start a guardianship of an individual with a developmental disability.


Forms to Start a Guardianship of an Individual with Developmental Disability

The  following Petition for Appointment and Report to Accompany are filed to open the guardianship.  They must also be filed at the 5 year expiration date of a partial guardianship unless otherwise ordered by the court. Review the Information Sheet and Instructions for assistance in completing.

Information Sheet for Petitions for Appointment of Guardian, Individual with Alleged Developmental Disability - PEMH 1132
Instructions for Completing - Petition for Appointment of Guardian, Individual with Alleged Developmental Disability
Petition for Appointment of Guardian, Individual with Alleged Developmental Disability - PC 658
Instructions for Completing - Report to Accompany Petition to Appoint, Modify or Discharge Guardian of Individual with Developmental Disability - PEMH 1077
Report to Accompany Petition to Appoint, Modify or Discharge Guardian of Individual with Developmental Disability - PC 659

If needed,Affidavit and Order Excusing Respondent's Presence - PEMH 1100


Forms Used for a Guardianship of an Individual with Developmental Disability

The following document is used after an individual has been appointed guardian of the person and must be filed each year by the due date listed on the Letters of Guardianship. This document can be mailed to Probate Court.

Report of Guardian on Condition of Individual with Developmental Disability - PC 663

The following documents are used by the individual who has been appointed guardian of the estate.  An inventory of the estate must be filed within 56 days of appointment.  Accounts regarding the status of the estate must be filed annually by the due dated listed on the Letters of Guardianship. 

Inventory - PC 577
Account of Fiduciary, Short Form - PC 583
Petition to Allow Account(s) - PC 585a

If appointed both as guardian of the person and estate, all of the above forms are required.


Forms to Modify or Terminate a Guardianship of an Individual with Developmental Disability

The following document is used to ask the court's permission to modify or terminate a case. This document can be mailed to Probate Court and may be set for hearing.

 Petition to Terminate/Modify Guardian for Developmentally Disabled Individual - PC 677


Information for Court Appointed Attorneys

Developmentally Disabled Individual's Attorney Fax Information Sheet - PEMH 1133