Guardianship for Minors
Closing Procedures -
Full Minor Guardianships
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Important Note: Automatic Closing upon Minor Turning age 18: The Court automatically terminates the guardianship when the ward turns age 18. There is no fee.
The Following Procedures Apply to Termination of a Full Minor Guardianship Before the Child Turns age 18:
- Fill out the following forms:
i. PC 675, Petition Terminate\Modify Guardianship
Note: Addresses of all interested persons must be listed on petition. If missing addresses for any interested persons, after you receive the hearing information, you must arrange for publication. Click here for more information.
IF A PARENT OF THE MINOR IS INCARCERATED UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, THEIR NAME, ADDRESS, AND PRISONER NUMBER MUST BE LISTED ON THE PETITION. TO OBTAIN THIS INFORMATION, CALL (517) 373-0284 OR CLICK HERE
Important Note: You MUST use this form; you cannot draft your own document.
- Click here to find out how you can file your petition
- Submit your completed document to the Court (as a PDF if submitting electronically):
ii. PC 675, Petition to Terminate\Modify Guardianship
- Filing Fee
i. $20 Filing Fee
ii. If you file electronically or by fax, you will receive a notification to pay with the amount of your total fees, once your filing has been accepted.
iii. Fees can be paid:
1.) electronically via ePayment online or
2.) via mail by CHECK (no out-of-state checks)or MONEY ORDER
3.) Make checks payable to: “Wayne County Probate Court”
4.) Mail checks/money order along with a letter with your case # referencing what the payment is for to:
Wayne County Probate Court
1305 Coleman A. Young Municipal Center
2 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48226
iv. A fee waiver request can be submitted together with your petition. Click here to learn about the fee waiver process.
Note: Once accepted for filing refunds will not be given.
- Hearing Date
i. Once fee is paid you will be sent notice of hearing information, including ZOOM instructions.
ii. You must serve a copy of the petition and the hearing information on all the interested persons.
iii. All hearings are being conducted by ZOOM.
iv.You must attend the ZOOM hearing or your petition will be dismissed.