What you need to know before filing a petition to appoint a conservator. Please review the attached pamphlet PC667 which provides information on conservatorships and on their alternatives.
INITIALLY: $175.00 FILING FEE
PC639 Petition for Appointment of Conservator/Protective Order – Instructions for completion are included
MC97 Personal Identifying Information will also need to be filed to complete the Petition. This document is confidential and for court use only.
PC668 Notice on Petition for Conservator or Protective Order – to be given to Protected Person
DHS-1929 Central Registry Clearance Request – (one for each conservator)
Fiduciary Proof of Identity – Complete and provide a copy of driver’s license (one for each conservator)
PC630 Report of Physician or Mental Health Professional
Once you file your petition, the court will provide a hearing date and a PC562 Notice of Hearing. You will need to provide this along with th petition to all interested parties. After you send these documents out complete a PC564 Proof of Service and send it to the court.
When the hearing date is set a Guardian Ad Litem will be appointed to visit the proposed ward, gather information about the proposed conservator, draft a report and make recommendations to the judge prior to the hearing.
PC571 Acceptance of Appointment – court will provide
MC97A Addendum to Personal Identifying Information is needed to complete the Acceptance of Appointment
Notice of Duties for Conservator of Legally Incapacitated Individual – court will provide
PC645 Letters of Conservatorship - $12 for each certified copy
PC640 Order Regarding Appointment of Conservator of Adult or Minor and/or
PC644 Order Regarding Petition for Protective Order
DUE ANNUALLY DURING ADMINISTRATION* (as detailed in Notice of Duties for Conservator of LII)There is a $20 filing fee for the annual account.
PC674E Inventory - file within 56 days of appointment as Conservator
PC583 Account of Fiduciary Short Form
PC585a Petition to Allow Account(s)
PC562 Notice of Hearing
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.
*Clinton County does not send out reminders of upcoming due dates, or bills for fees.