Filing for Guardianship
Forms for filing for guardianship are available online and at the Kent County Probate Court. There are specific requirements for each type of guardianship and the process can be complex.The process involves giving notice to the Ward and their parents and relatives. A hearing is required for appointment as a Guardian. The Probate Court oversees the Guardian’s service by requiring regular reports.
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.