Office of Public Guardian

Shilo Furgeson

989-306-3625
P.O. Box 329
Onaway, MI 49765
 picguardian3@yahoo.com

Guardianship and Conservatorship Proceedings Forms

Acceptance of Appointment and Report of Guardian Ad Litem of Alleged Incapacitated Individual (pc627.pdf)

Annual Report of Guardian on Condition of Minor (pc654.pdf)

Notice of Appointment of Temporary Guardian for Minor and of Right to Object (pc672.pdf)

Order Appointing Attorney (General) (pc628.pdf)

Order Appointing Guardian Ad Litem / Attorney/ Lawyer-Guardian Ad Litem (pc642.pdf)

Order Appointing Physician/Visitor/Mental Health Professional (pc629.pdf)

Order Appointing Person to Review/Investigate Guardianship (pc635.pdf)

Order Following Review of Guardianship (pc637.pdf)

The Office of Public Guardian serves adults with mental and/or physical disabilities as their court-appointed legal guardian when they are incapable of managing some or all of their affairs.

The Office of Public Guardian was established to serve area adults with mental or physical disabilities which render them unable to manage their own affairs. Upon the filing of an appropriate petition* a court determination will be made as to whether the subject of the petition may require the protection of court intervention. If so, then the Office of Public Guardian provides quality public assistance in the form of guardianship services to legally incapacitated vulnerable adults who have no family, friends, or resources to obtain a private guardian.

Through the provision of public guardianship services and under the direction of the court, the public guardian strives to:

  • enhance quality of life,
  • employ “substituted judgment,” acting as the person would have when making decisions in their best interests,
  • protect against abuse, neglect and exploitation, and
  • safeguard and exercise the fundamental civil rights of the people we serve

Guardianship is a serious step! Just because the person has a disability does not mean he or she needs a guardian. Guardianship is usually inappropriate if there are other alternatives such as a durable power of attorney, medical proxy, or public benefits representative. As a general rule, use of the public guardian is appropriate only in those instances when family or friends are unavailable or antagonistic.

You are always welcome to contact our staff for more information regarding making a referral or possible alternatives.

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Guardianship and Conservatorship Proceedings Forms

Order Regarding Petition for Protective Order (pc644.pdf)

Petition for Appointment of Conservator and/or Protective Order (pc639.pdf)

Petition for Appointment of Guardian of Minor (pc651.pdf)

Proof of Restricted Account and Annual Verification of Funds on Deposit (Conservatorship of Minor) (pc669.pdf)

What You Need to Know Before Filing a Petition to Appoint a Guardian for an Incapacitated Adult (pc666.pdf)

What You Need to Know Before Filing a Petition to Appoint a Guardian for an Incapacitated Adult (LARGE PRINT) (pc666a.pdf)

What You Need to Know Before Filing a Petition to Appoint a Conservator (pc667.pdf)

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