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 full and limited. Guardianships of minors typically last until terminated by the court or until the minor attains the age of majority.

Guardianships Over Adults

A guardian is a person appointed by a probate court and given power and responsibility to make certain decisions about the care of another individual. These decisions might include treatment decisions and where the individual should live. If the individual has a reduced life expectancy because of an advanced illness, the guardian may have power to make an informed decision on behalf of the individual regarding receiving, continuing, discontinuing or refusing medical treatment. The duties of a guardian are listed by statute.

Our Ann Arbor Guardianship Attorneys

Faupel Musser Love, P.C., in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is ready to discuss your legal issue. Please call one of our skilled guardianship attorneys at 734-881-9484, or contact us online.