Where Do I File a Guardianship in Michigan?

Where Do I File a Guardia…

In Michigan you file a guardianship in probate court. Every county in Michigan has a probate court, and you must file within the appropriate county for your case. There are two options when selecting the venue to file for a guardianship:

  • The county in which your loved one is present
  • The county in which your loved one resides

If your family member is living with you for any reason, it may be more convenient for you if you're the proposed guardian to file in the county where they are currently present, because that's where you live. However, if they're just temporarily hospitalized in Washtenaw County, you may want to file guardianship in Oakland County where your parent lives, because they will be going back there and that's more convenient.

Michigan Probate Courts by County

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