A Guardian is a person appointed by a probate court and given power and responsibility to make certain decisions about the care of another individual. These decisions might include treatment decisions or where the individual should live. If the individual has a reduced life expectancy due to advanced illness, the guardian may have the power to make an informed decision on behalf of the individual regarding receiving, continuing, discontinuing, or refusing medical treatment. The duties of a guardian are listed in statute.  A “full” guardian can make all decisions for the individual. A “limited” guardian can only make the decisions for the individual that the court allows.

I can help you prepare and answer guardianship questions and assist you with drafting the forms listed below depending upon your individual circumstances.  

  1. Petition for Appointment of Guardian of Incapacitated Individual

  2. Notice of Hearing

  3. Publication of Notice of Hearing

  4. Waiver/Consent

  5. Order Appointing Attorney

  6. Report of Physician or Mental Health Professional

  7. Notice to Alleged Incapacitated Individual on Petition to Appoint Guardian

  8. Proof of Service

  9. Bond of Fiduciary

  10. Acceptance of Appointment

  11. Order Regarding Appointment of Guardian of Incapacitated Individual

  12. Order Regarding Appointment of Temporary Guardian of Incapacitated Individual

  13. Letters of Guardianship

If you'd like more information about guardianships, please call me at (586) 254-9200 or (248) 409-0256.

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