Michigan Probate Form PC 627

Acceptance Of Appointment And Report Of Guardian Ad Litem Of Alleged Incapacitated Individual

Everything you need to know about Michigan Form PC 627, including helpful tips, fast facts & deadlines, how to fill it out, where to submit it and other related MI probate forms.

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About Acceptance Of Appointment And Report Of Guardian Ad Litem Of Alleged Incapacitated Individual

There are all sorts of forms executors, beneficiaries, and probate court clerks have to fill out and correspond with during probate and estate settlement, including affidavits, letters, petitions, summons, orders, and notices.

Acceptance Of Appointment And Report Of Guardian Ad Litem Of Alleged Incapacitated Individual is a commonly used form within Michigan. Here’s an overview of what the form is and means, including a breakdown of the situations when (or why) you may need to use it:

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MI Form PC 627, which may also referred to as Acceptance Of Appointment And Report Of Guardian Ad Litem Of Alleged Incapacitated Individual, is a probate form in Michigan. It is used by executors, personal representatives, trustees, guardians & other related parties during the probate & estate settlement process.

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Atticus Fast Facts About Acceptance Of Appointment And Report Of Guardian Ad Litem Of Alleged Incapacitated Individual

Sometimes it’s tough to find a quick summary— here’s the important details you should know about Acceptance Of Appointment And Report Of Guardian Ad Litem Of Alleged Incapacitated Individual:

  • This form pertains to the State of Michigan

  • The relevant probate statute or Michigan laws related to this form include: MCL 700.5305, MCL 700.5306a(2), MCR 5.403(C)

  • The official Michigan source for this form is here.

Government forms are not typically updated often, though when they are, it often happens rather quietly. While Atticus works hard to keep this information about ’s Form PC 627 - Acceptance Of Appointment And Report Of Guardian Ad Litem Of Alleged Incapacitated Individual up to date, certain details can change from time-to-time with little or no communication.

How to file Form PC 627

Step 1 - Download the correct Michigan form based on the name and ID if applicable

Double check that you have both the correct form name and the correct form ID. Some Michigan probate forms can look remarkably similar, so it’s best to double, even triple-check that you’re using the right one! Keep in mind that not all States have a standardized Form ID system for their probate forms.

Step 2 - Complete the Document

Fill out all relevant fields in Form PC 627, take a break, and then review. Probate and estate settlement processes in MI are long enough to begin with, and making a silly error can push your timeline even farther back. No thank you!

Note: If you don’t currently know all of the answers and are accessing Form PC 627 online, be sure to avoid closing the browser tab and potentially losing all your progress (or use a platform like Atticus to help avoid making mistakes).

Step 3 - Have Form PC 627 witnessed or notarized (if required)

Some States and situations require particular forms to be notarized. If you have been instructed to get the document notarized or see it in writing on the document, then make sure to hire a local notary. There are max notary fees in the United States that are defined and set by local law. Take a look at our full guide to notary fees to make sure you aren’t overpaying or getting ripped off.

Step 4 - Submit Acceptance Of Appointment And Report Of Guardian Ad Litem Of Alleged Incapacitated Individual to the relevant office

This is most often the local probate court where the decedent (person who passed away) is domiciled (permanently resides) or the institution involved with this particular form (e.g. a bank). Some offices allow you to submit forms online, other’s don’t, and we while we generally recommend going in-person to expedite the process, sometimes that simply isn’t an option.

It’s also a generally good idea to establish a positive working relationship with any probate clerk (unfortunately there’s enough people & process out there making things more difficult and unnecessarily confusing for them), so a best practice is to simply ask the probate clerk proactively exactly how and where they’d prefer you to submit all forms.

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When Acceptance Of Appointment And Report Of Guardian Ad Litem Of Alleged Incapacitated Individual is due

Different probate forms or processes can require different deadlines or response times for completing the appropriate form.

While some steps in the process are bound to specific deadlines (like petitioning for probate, having to submit an inventory of assets, or filing applicable notices to creditors and beneficiaries), many probate forms or processes are not tied to a specific deadline since the scope of work can vary based on situational factors or requirements involved.

Either way, there are a bunch of practical reasons why personal representatives should work to complete each step as thoroughly and quickly as possible when completing probate in Michigan.

5 reasons you should submit PC 627 as quickly as possible:

  1. The sooner you begin, the faster Michigan can allow heirs and beneficiaries to get their share of assets subject to probate. Acting promptly can also decrease the costs & overall mental fatigue through an otherwise burdensome process.

    Helpful Context: What’s the Difference Between Probate and Non-Probate Assets?

  2. In general, creditors of an estate usually have around 3-6 months from the time you file notice to creditors to file any claims for debt against the deceased’s assets. If they don’t, then that debt is forfeited (and more importantly, the executor won’t be held personally responsible). So doing this sooner means you have a better idea of who is owed what and ensures you won’t get a surprise collector months later.

  3. Not filing a will within 30 days (on average) could mean that the probate process proceeds according to intestate laws (laws that govern what happens to someone's stuff without a will) or is subject to unnecessary supervision by the probate court. And if you aren't directly related to the deceased (a.k.a. next of kin), this could also mean you lose your inheritance.

  4. It’s important to file any necessary state tax returns on behalf of the deceased or estate by the following tax season in Michigan. If you don’t, you could owe penalties and interest. This also includes any necessary federal tax returns such as Forms 1040, 1041, or even a Form 706 estate tax return.

  5. If a house in the State of Michigan is left empty (or abandoned) for a while, insurance can get dicey. For example, if the house burns down and no one has been there for a year, an insurance company may get out of paying your claim.

If you’re not using Atticus to get specific forms, deadlines, and timelines for Michigan probate, then try and stay as organized as possible, pay close attention to the dates mentioned in any correspondence you have with the State’s government officials, call the local Michigan probate clerk or court for exact answers regarding Form PC 627, and when in doubt— consult a qualified trust & estates lawyer for that area.

How to Download, Open, and Edit Form PC 627 Online

Acceptance Of Appointment And Report Of Guardian Ad Litem Of Alleged Incapacitated Individual is one of the many probate court forms available for download through Atticus.

It may also be available through some Michigan probate court sites, such as . In order to access the latest version, be updated with any revisions, and get full instructions on how to complete each form, check out the Atticus Probate & Estate Settlement software or consider hiring a qualified legal expert locally within Michigan.

While Atticus automatically provides the latest forms, be sure to choose the correct version of Form PC 627 - Acceptance Of Appointment And Report Of Guardian Ad Litem Of Alleged Incapacitated Individual f using any other site or resource in order to avoid having to re-complete the form process and/or make another trip to the Michigan probate court office.

Acceptance Of Appointment And Report Of Guardian Ad Litem Of Alleged Incapacitated Individual is a .pdf, so opening it should be as simple as clicking “View Form” from within the Atticus app or by clicking the appropriate link found on any Michigan-provided government platform. Once you’ve opened the form, you should be able to directly edit the form before saving or printing.

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MI Form PC 627, which may also referred to as Acceptance Of Appointment And Report Of Guardian Ad Litem Of Alleged Incapacitated Individual, is a probate form in Michigan. It is used by executors, personal representatives, trustees, guardians & other related parties during the probate & estate settlement process.

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Did you know?

  • Form PC 627 - Acceptance Of Appointment And Report Of Guardian Ad Litem Of Alleged Incapacitated Individual is a probate form in Michigan.

  • Michigan has multiple types of probate and the necessary forms depend on the unique aspects of each estate, such as type and value of assets, whether there was a valid will, who is serving as the personal representative or executor, and even whether or not they also live in Michigan.

  • During probate, all personal representatives and executives in are required to submit a detailed inventory of assets that must separate non-probate assets from probate assets.

  • Probate in Michigan, especially without guidance, can take years to finish and cost upwards of $14,000.

Frequently Asked Questions about Acceptance Of Appointment And Report Of Guardian Ad Litem Of Alleged Incapacitated Individual

Probate is the government’s way of making sure that when a person dies, the right stuff goes to the right people (including the taxes the government wants).

All of that stuff is collectively known as someone’s “estate”, and it’s the job of the executor or personal representative to fill out all the forms and complete all the required steps to formally dissolve the estate. 

To get instant clarity on the entire probate process and get an idea of the steps, timeline, and best practices, read the Atticus Beginner’s Guide to Probate

The best place? Create an account in Atticus to start getting estate-specific advice. 

You may need a lawyer, you may not, and paying for one when you didn’t need it really hurts. Atticus makes sure you make  the best decisions (plus you can write it off as an executor expense).

We’ve also created a list of other probate services. Be sure to check it out!

An executor is named in someone’s will, and if the deceased didn’t have a will, then the spouse or other close family relative usually steps up to fulfill the role. If no one wants to do it, then a judge will appoint someone. 

The executor is responsible for the complete management of the probate process, including major responsibilities such as:

  • Creating an inventory of all probate assets.

  • Filling out all necessary forms

  • Paying off all estate debts and taxes

  • Submitting reports to the court and beneficiaries as requested

And much more. This process often stretches longer than a year. 

For an idea of what separates executors who succeed from those who make this way harder than it should be, visit our article, Executors of an Estate:
What they do & secrets to succeeding
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The Exact Text on Form PC 627

Here’s the text, verbatim, that is found on Michigan Form PC 627 - Acceptance Of Appointment And Report Of Guardian Ad Litem Of Alleged Incapacitated Individual. You can use this to get an idea of the context of the form and what type of information is needed.

Approved, SCAO In the matter of First, middle, and last name , alleged incapacitated individual Do not write below this line - For court use only SEE SECOND PAGE FOR DUTIES OF GUARDIAN AD LITEM USE NOTE: If this form is being filed in the circuit court family division, please enter the court name and county in the upper left-hand corner of the form. STATE OF MICHIGAN PROBATE COURT COUNTY OF ACCEPTANCE OF APPOINTMENT AND REPORT OF GUARDIAN AD LITEM OF ALLEGED INCAPACITATED INDIVIDUAL FILE NO. PC 627 (12/18) ACCEPTANCE OF APPOINTMENT AND REPORT OF GUARDIAN AD LITEM OF ALLEGED INCAPACITATED INDIVIDUALMCL 700.5305, MCL 700.5306a(2), MCR 5.403(C) PCS CODE: AGL TCS CODE: AGL 1. I have been appointed by the court as guardian ad litem, and I accept this appointment. 2. I have performed the duties required by statute (see reverse side for list of duties). 3. I visited the alleged incapacitated individual on Date at Location and, to the extent that the individual could comprehend, explained the nature, purpose, and legal effects of a guardian's appointment and otherwise complied with each provision of MCL 700.5305(1). 4. I report to the court as follows: a. the alleged incapacitated individual wishes to: have limits placed on the guardian's powers do-not-resuscitate order. POST (physician orders for scope of treatment) form. other. contest the petition. object to the appointment of the nominated guardian. have an attorney appointed. b. There is a disagreement or dispute related to the guardianship, namely I believe it might will not be resolved through court-ordered mediation. c. There is one or more appropriate alternative to a full guardianship, namely: 1) appointment of a limited guardian with the following powers: . 2) appointment of a conservator or a written protective order. 3) the alleged legally incapacitated individual executing one of the following: a patient advocate designation. a do-not-resuscitate declaration. a durable power of attorney. a physician orders for scope of treatment (POST) form. d. The alleged incapacitated individual wishes to be present at the hearing. e. I believe it is in the best interests of the individual to have legal counsel because . The individual will retain legal counsel. I recommend the court appoint legal counsel. 5. None of the items in item 4a above is demanded. My report to the court and recommendations are attached. Date Signature Address Name (type or print) City, state, zip Telephone no. DUTIES OF GUARDIAN AD LITEM Your duties as guardian ad litem include all the following: 1. Visit the individual alleged to be incapacitated. 2. Explain to the individual the nature, purpose, and legal effects of the appointment of a guardian. 3. Give the individual form PC 626 that outlines the rights in MCL 700.5306a(1). 4. Inform the individual that if a guardian is appointed, the guardian may have the power to execute a do-not-resuscitate order and/or physician orders for scope of treatment (POST) form on behalf of the individual. 5. Explain to the individual the hearing procedure and the individual's rights in the hearing procedure, including but not limited to: a. the right to contest the petition. b. the right to request limits on the guardian's powers, including a limitation on the power to execute a do-not-resuscitate order and/or a physician orders for scope of treatment (POST) form on behalf of the individual. c. the right to object to a particular person being appointed guardian. d. the right to be present at the hearing. e. the right to be represented by legal counsel and that legal counsel will be appointed for the person if s/he is unable to afford legal counsel. 6. Inform the individual of the name of any person known to be seeking appointment as guardian. 7. Ask the individual and the petitioner about the amount of cash and property readily convertible into cash that is in the individual's estate. 8. Make determinations and inform the court of those determinations, on all the following: a. whether the individual alleged to be incapacitated wishes to be present at the hearing. b. whether the individual alleged to be incapacitated wishes to contest the petition. c. whether the individual alleged to be incapacitated wishes limits be placed on the guardian's powers. d. whether the individual alleged to be incapacitated objec ts to having a do-not-resuscitate order and/or physician orders for scope of treament (POST) form executed on his or her behalf. e. whether the individual alleged to be incapacitated objects to a particular person being appointed guardian. f. whether there is one or more appropriate alternatives to the appointment of a full guardian or whether other action should be taken in addition to the appointment of a guardian after considering: i. appointment of a limited guardian, including the specific powers and limitation on those powers the guardian ad litem believes appropriate. ii. appointment of a conservator or another protective order under 700.5401 et seq. iii. execution of a patient advocate designation, do-not-resuscitate declaration, physician orders for scope of treatment form, or durable power of attorney with or without limitations on purpose, authority, or duration. iv. available support from family members. Family members may often take responsibility for the care of an individual. Also, if the individual should be diagnosed as having a reduced life expectancy because of an advanced illness, state law allows a member of the individual's immediate family or next of kin to make informed decisions regarding the individual receiving, continuing, discontinuing and refusing medical treatment and may choose palliative treatment and adequate and appropriate pain and symptom management. In the report informing the court of the determinations, include an estimate of the amount of cash and property readily convertible that is in the individual's estate. g. whether a disagreement or dispute related to the guardianship petition might be resolved through court-ordered mediation.

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