Limited Guardianship of a Minor
A "Limited" Guardian of a minor can be done at any time for any reason if all of the following exist:
1. The custodial parent(s) consent to the appointment of a limited guardian; AND
2. The custodial parent(s) voluntarily agree to suspend parental rights; AND
3. The Probate Court approves a Limited Guardianship Placement Plan agreed to by both the custodial parent(s) and proposed guardian(s).
INSTRUCTIONS FOR OPENING LIMITED GUARDIANSHIP FOR MINOR
INITIAL OPENING $175.00 FILING FEE
PC650 Petition for Appointment of Guardian of Minor
PC652 Limited Guardianship Placement Plan
PC670 Minor Guardianship Social History
DHS-1929 Central Registry Clearance Request – Complete and deliver to Clinton County DHS office (one for each guardian)
Guardian Proof of Identity – Complete and provide a copy of drivers license (one for each guardian)
PC562 Notice of Hearing – Court will provide
After Petition is filed – do the Proof of Service PC564
PC564 Proof of Service – For Petition and Notice of Hearing, stating you did serve all interested parties
Once you file your petition for guardianship, a Lawyer-Guardian Ad Litem will be appointed to visit the proposed ward, conduct a home visit with the proposed guardian, draft a report and make recommendations to the judge.
PC571 Acceptance of Appointment – court will provide
Notice of Duties for Limited Guardianship of Minor
PC633 Letters of Guardianship - $12 for each certified copy
PC653 Order Regarding Appointment of Limited Guardian of a Minor
PC654 Annual Report of Guardian On Condition Of Minor
PC564 Proof of Service
Please note that Clinton County Probate Court is prohibited by law from giving legal advice on any of the above proceedings other than to answer your specific questions regarding filing requirements. You should consult with an attorney if you have specific legal questions regarding which method of administration to use given your specific circumstances. MCL 700.1211.