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
40 North Main St.
Mt. Clemens, MI 48043
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the court at 1-586-469-5320.
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.
Sandra M. Tipsword, M.A., LLP
Dr. Terry L. Rudolph, Ph.D
Paolo Todesco, Ph. D LP (Psychologist)
Howard Elandt, Ed.S., M.A. (Psychologist)
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.