Michigan Guardianships and Conservatorships

When a person is unable to make decisions for their own well-being or to manage their own financial affairs, a guardian or conservator may need to step in for their protection. Guardians handle issues relating to a person’s physical well-being, such as medical care, housing, food and clothing. Conservators manage a person’s finances. Often, a person may need both a guardian and a conservator.

Michigan Guardianships for Physically and Mentally Disabled Persons

Under Michigan law, guardianship for individuals with these types of disabilities must be used only as necessary to promote and protect the well-being of the ward (protected person), including protection from neglect, exploitation, and abuse.

Michigan Conservatorships

A conservator is appointed by the court to manage the estate, property, or other business affairs of an individual whom the court has determined is unable to handle their own finances due to incapacity, disability or age.

Attorney Howard Linden has nearly 50 years of experience in Michigan guardianship law and conservatorship law. He is a sought-after speaker on Michigan probate practice and procedure, and has been a visiting lecturer and professor at the University of Detroit Law School.

Howard Linden represents:

  • Parties seeking to establish Michigan conservatorships and/or Michigan guardianships
  • Michigan guardians or conservators in matters relating to the guardianship or conservatorship
  • Individuals over whom another person is seeking guardianship and/or conservatorship
  • Individuals who want to terminate another party’s guardianship or conservatorship over them
  • Individuals who may have been abused by a guardian or conservator

Howard Linden works with clients throughout Michigan, including Wayne County, Genesee County, Washtenaw County, Oakland County, and Macomb County. To schedule a complimentary consultation regarding Michigan conservatorship or guardianship issues, please call 1-800-956-1900 or 248-358-4545.