Oakland County, Michigan/Courts/Probate Court/Case Types/Guardianships & Conservatorships

Guardianships & Conservatorships

Guardianships and Conservatorships may be initiated for either adults or minors in the Probate Court.  Below you will find links to information about Guardianships and Conservatorships.  Please note that court staff are prohibited by law from giving legal advice.  This includes instructing litigants on the type of guardianship or conservatorship to pursue.  Please review the on-line brochures listed below or the Frequently Asked Questions for assistance.  Other helpful documents may be found in the Information & Instructions section below. 

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.


Probate Court Filing Fees

Information & Instructions:

Link to OLHSA program Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Proper Captioning for Verification of Deposit Form - Conservatorships
Basic Instructions for Filing an Account
Basic Training For Conservators    (CV Training Packet)
Basic Training For Guardians     (GD Training Packet)
Information Sheet for Petitions for Appointment of Guardians/Conservators of Adults - PEMH 1033
Information Sheet for Procedure/Responsibilities Following the Filing of a Petition - PEMH 1034
List of Independent Evaluators
Notice to Guardians and Conservators re: Payment for Guardianship Reviews
Procedure for Appointment of Temporary Guardians for Adults w/Medical Emergencies
Professional Guardian List

For more information, please refer to the following brochures:

Guardianships/Conservatorships for Adults - Brochure #1
Guardianships/Conservatorships for Minors - Brochure #2
What You Need to Know Before Filing a Petition to Appoint a Conservator - PC 667
What You Need to Know Before Filing a Petition to Appoint a Guardian for an Incapacitated Adult - PC 666
Inventories, Annual Accounts and Reports - Brochure #9
Guardianship of an Individual with a Developmental Disability - Brochure #10

Frequently Asked Questions: