Skip to main content
Email Subscription

To sign up for email updates from Macomb County or to access your subscriber preferences, please enter your email address. If you would like to subscribe for text alerts please select Text Updates in the drop-down menu.

Probate Court
21850 Dunham Road, Mount Clemens, MI 48043
Wills Estates. (586) 469-5290 Mental Div. (586) 469-5320

Forms and Instructions for Developmentally Disabled Guardianships under the Mental Health code

For filing a Petition for Appointment of a Guardian you will need the following:

1. Petition for Appointment of Guardian, Individual with alleged Developmental Disability; For an Adobe PDF version, click here.

2. Physical Appraisal Form (Completed by the individual’s doctor); For an Adobe PDF version, click here.

3. Report to Accompany Petition to Appoint… (Complete by the psychologist, social worker, CMH support coordinator. The person who completes this form is subpoenaed to testify at the guardianship hearing.); For an Adobe PDF version, click here.

4. Psychological Evaluation (test/evaluation report completed by the psychologist).

ALL PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATIONS, REPORTS, AND PHYSICAL MUST BE DONE WITHIN THE PAST TWELVE MONTHS (1 YEAR).

You may mail or personally file the Petition with the court. THERE IS NO FILING FEE. The court address is:

                        Macomb County Probate Court-Mental Division

                        21850 Dunham Rd.

                        Mt. Clemens, Michigan 48043

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the court.

  1. Bonnie Duncan
  2. DD Guardianship Coordinator
  3. 586-469-5322
  1. Mary Beth Kehrig
  2. Asst. DD Coordinator
  3. 586-469-5320

Evaluators for Developmental Disability Cases

The law requires that a qualified physician or psychologist take part in evaluating individuals with developmental disabilities. If you need assistance in this regard, you may contact your community mental health (CMH) caseworker, your child’s school psychologist, your own psychologist, or one of the psychologists listed below. Each of the psychologists has indicated their willingness to perform the necessary evaluations and to testify at the court hearing. All evaluations must be done within one year of the filing of the petition. Call the evaluator or the court if you have questions regarding the testing procedure, costs and fees.

  1. Sandra M. Tipsword, M.A., LLP
  2. 21231 Cass Avenue
  3. Clinton Twp., MI. 48036
  4. 586-322-6457
  1. Dr. Terry L. Rudolph, Ph.D
  2. Associates in Humanistic Psychology
  3. 25779 Kelly Rd.
  4. Roseville, MI. 48066
  5. 586-774-7987

  1. Howard Elandt, M.A.
  2. For an appointment call 248-652-0832
  3. Mr. Elandt will arrange to come to your home
  4. or a mutually convenient location.
  5. (Psychologist @ Community Life Skills center)
  1. Paolo Todesco, Ph. D LP (Psychologist)
  2. P.O. Box 361331
  3. Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236
  4. Cell: 313-409-5034
  1. Janet L. Armil, LLC
  2. 233 East Windemere Avenue
  3. Royal Oak, MI 48073
  4. 248-930-0305

FORMS

All forms are in a fill-able PDF format. You may either open the form, fill out and then print or save to your local machine to print and fill out by hand.

SCAO FORM PC 659 (3/00) – REPORT TO ACCOMPANY PETITION TO APPOINT, MODIFY OR DISCHARGE GUARDIANSHIP OF INDIVIDUAL WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY

SCAO FORM PC 658 (9/12) – PETITION FOR APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIAN, INDIVIDUAL WITH ALLEGED DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY

PHYSICAL APPRAISAL FORM REV. 05/15