Guardianship and Conservatorship

This page contains links to information you need to know about Guardianships and Conservatorships.  Since court staff may not give you legal advice as to which type of guardianship to pursue, please review the menu to your left or the Frequently Asked Questions.  Other helpful documents are in the Information & Instructions section below. 

We offer three video programs featuring unscripted commentary from family and public guardians/conservators who serve under a variety of circumstances. Factual narration, courtroom scenes and illustrative visuals supplement their personal views, experiences, and advice about serving in a position of trust for others.

  • Introduction to Guardianship and Conservatorship (13:35 minutes) defines each role and presents the legal and procedural aspects of appointment along with practical, emotional and ethical issues.
  • Serving as Guardian (10:00 minutes) further explains the responsibilities, reporting duties and practical concerns of providing for the ward's care, supervision and rehabilitation.
  • Serving as Conservator (11:00 minutes) addresses prudent decision-making regarding a ward's property and financial affairs, with useful advice on recordkeeping, money management and reporting requirements.

The information provided is not legal advice.
You may wish to consult an attorney if you have questions.


Presented by Michigan Fiduciary Project:

  • Michigan Guardianship Association
  • Michigan Office of Services to the Aging
  • Michigan State Court Administrative Office
  • Kalamazoo/Kent/Washtenaw County Probate Courts
  • Professional Fiduciary and Consulting Services Alicianna, LLC
  • Production by LTS Production
Copyright 2005 LTS Productions LLC,
Licenses to Michigan Guardianship Association