Michigan Guardianships & Conservatorships

Guardians and conservators are appointed by the Michigan probate court for persons who lack the physical and/or mental capacity to care for themselves and are found to be incapable of caring for themselves or their property. Guardians and conservators make decisions regarding the personal and financial affairs, respectively, of such incapacitated persons.

Generally, a guardian is responsible for the care, custody, and control of the legally incapacitated person. The guardian may give consent which will enable the incapacitated person to receive medical care or other professional care and treatment. Generally, a conservator is responsible for the collection, preservation, and investment of the incapacitated person’s property and must use the property for the support, care, and benefit of the legally incapacitated person.

Learn more below about Michigan guardianships and conservatorships. Contact Musser Love, P.C. in Ann Arbor for more information on how we can assist you with a guardianship or conservatorship.


Guardianships Over Minors A guardian of a minor (child or teenager) has power only over the person or a ward. The Michigan Estates and Protected Individuals Code (EPIC) enunciates specific responsibilities and duties for a guardian of a minor, both f… Read More


A conservator has broad power to handle all assets and income held on behalf of the protected individual and to make payments from the assets for the health, benefit, and welfare of the protected individual. These include all the powers of a trustee,… Read More