As the guardian, your duty by law is to file a report of guardian annually with the Court on the anniversary of your appointment. You will not receive a reminder of this. The report is delinquent 56 days after the anniversary of your appointment and a notice of deficiency will be issued if not timely filed. You are also required to serve a copy of the annual report on all interested persons. Failure to serve all interested persons, as required, may result in your suspension as guardian or subject you to contempt proceedings of the court.
Interested persons as defined by MCR 5.125 would include at the minimum, the adult over whom you are guardian, the adult's spouse, the adult's children, the adult's mother and father. When completing and filing your annual report please keep in mind:
Due Date: Annually on the anniversary of guardian's appointment.
Filing Deadline: 56 days after the anniversary of the guardian's appointment.
Filing Fee: None
Cost for Forms: $5 (Initial packet provided at no cost at appointment)