A guardianship is a legal process to give one person (Guardian) legal authority over a minor child or a mentally incapacitated adult (Ward). A Guardian has the responsibility of a parent for their Ward, including the ability to make legal decisions and the responsibility to care for and provide for their Ward. Guardianships can be full or limited.
For Informational Purposes Only: This summary is provided for basic informational purposes only. It is not legal advice. For legal advice about your situation, you must talk to a lawyer.
Forms & Case Packets
- The Legal Assistance Center offers assistance with probate forms. Guardianship forms are available from the Kent County Probate Court for a fee.
- Visit or call the Legal Assistance Center
- Additional information can be found at the Kent County Probate Court webpage.
- The Grand Rapids Bar Association Lawyer Referral and Information Service offers a 30 minute conference with a lawyer for $25. Call (616) 855-0273 for an appointment.