The LAC is Reopening!
Starting on Monday, July 6, 2020 you can once again get help in person at the Legal Assistance Center. Initially, open hours will be limited to 10 am to 2 pm from Monday to Friday.

For your safety and the safety of our staff and volunteers, you will be required to wear a mask or face covering to enter the courthouse and to get help at the LAC. To promote social distancing we will be limiting the number of people in the LAC.

If you are not feeling well, have a fever, or have been exposed to someone who has or may have COVID-19, please stay home and be well. You can still get help by phone by calling 616-632-6000. You will be asked to leave a message and we will return your call as soon as we can.


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 Resources