Michigan Probate Form PC 651ib

Petition For Appointment Of Guardian Of Minor Indian Child (Involuntary Guardianship)

Everything you need to know about Michigan Form PC 651ib, 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 Petition For Appointment Of Guardian Of Minor Indian Child (Involuntary Guardianship)

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.

Petition For Appointment Of Guardian Of Minor Indian Child (Involuntary Guardianship) 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:

Atticus Fast Facts About Petition For Appointment Of Guardian Of Minor Indian Child (Involuntary Guardianship)

Sometimes it’s tough to find a quick summary— here’s the important details you should know about Petition For Appointment Of Guardian Of Minor Indian Child (Involuntary Guardianship):

  • This form pertains to the State of Michigan

  • The relevant probate statute or Michigan laws related to this form include: MCL 700.5204, MCL 700.5213, MCL 712B.13, MCL 712B.15, MCL 712B.25, MCR 5.125(A)(4), MCR 5.125(C)(20), MCR 5.404

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 Michigan’s Form PC 651ib - Petition For Appointment Of Guardian Of Minor Indian Child (Involuntary Guardianship) up to date, certain details can change from time-to-time with little or no communication.

How to file Form PC 651ib

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 651ib, 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 651ib 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 651ib 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 Petition For Appointment Of Guardian Of Minor Indian Child (Involuntary Guardianship) 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 Petition For Appointment Of Guardian Of Minor Indian Child (Involuntary Guardianship) 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 651ib 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 651ib, and when in doubt— consult a qualified trust & estates lawyer for that area.

How to Download, Open, and Edit Form PC 651ib Online

Petition For Appointment Of Guardian Of Minor Indian Child (Involuntary Guardianship) 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 651ib - Petition For Appointment Of Guardian Of Minor Indian Child (Involuntary Guardianship) 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.

Petition For Appointment Of Guardian Of Minor Indian Child (Involuntary Guardianship) 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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Did you know?

  • Form PC 651ib - Petition For Appointment Of Guardian Of Minor Indian Child (Involuntary Guardianship) 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 Petition For Appointment Of Guardian Of Minor Indian Child (Involuntary Guardianship)

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).

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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

The Exact Text on Form PC 651ib

Here’s the text, verbatim, that is found on Michigan Form PC 651ib - Petition For Appointment Of Guardian Of Minor Indian Child (Involuntary Guardianship). You can use this to get an idea of the context of the form and what type of information is needed.

STATE OF MICHIGAN PROBATE COURT COUNTY PETITION FOR APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIAN OF MINOR INDIAN CHILD (INVOLUNTARY GUARDIANSHIP) CASE NO. and JUDGE Court address Court telephone no. In the matter of First, middle, and last name , Name of tribe and identification no. (if one) Petitioner’s name, address, and telephone no.Petitioner’s attorney, bar no., address, and telephone no. JIS Code: PGI Approved, SCAO Form PC 651ib, Rev. 5/21 MCL700.5204, MCL 700.5213, MCL 712B.13, MCL 712B.15, MCL 712B.25, MCR 5.125(A)(4), MCR 5.125(C)(20), MCR 5.404 Page 1 of 3 1. I, Name (type or print) , am interested in the welfare of the minor and make this petition as Relationship to minor (i.e. grandparent, aunt or uncle, friend, limited guardian, etc.) . 2. This is not a voluntary guardianship under MCL 712B.13. The following active efforts were made to provide remedial services and rehabilitative programs designed to prevent the breakup of the Indian family. (Specify efforts below. Attach separate sheet if needed.) 3. The minor is currently Age , is female, male, is unmarried, resides in County at Address City/Township State Zip and is presently located in County at Address (only if different than above) City/Township State Zip . The minor is a citizen of the following foreign country: . 4. An action within the jurisdiction of the family division of circuit court involving the family or family members of the minor has been previously filed in Court, Case Number , was assigned to Judge , and remains is no longer pending. Petition for Appointment of Guardian of Minor Indian Child (Involuntary Guardianship) (5/21) Page 2 of 3 Case No. 5. The persons interested in this proceeding are: NAMERELATIONSHIPADDRESS AND TELEPHONE NUMBER Parent/Age Street address CityStateZipTelephone no. Parent/Age Street address CityStateZipTelephone no. Conservator Street address CityStateZipTelephone no. Guardian Street address CityStateZipTelephone no. Person with care/ custody of minor* Street address CityStateZipTelephone no. If neither parent is living, the names and addresses of the minor’s grandparents and nearest of kin who are adults are: NAMERELATIONSHIPADDRESS AND TELEPHONE NUMBER Street address CityStateZipTelephone no. Street address CityStateZipTelephone no. None of these persons are under any legal incapacity except Name, incapacity, and representative of the person, if any . 6. The minor is in need of a guardian because a. the parental rights of both parents or of the surviving parent have been terminated or suspended by death. a previous court order other than an order appointing a disappearance. limited guardian of the minor. confinement in a place of detention. judgment of divorce or separate maintenance. judicial determination of mental incompetency. OR b. the parent(s) permit(s) the minor to reside with another person and the parent(s) do/does not provide the other person with legal authority for the care and maintenance of the minor and the minor is not residing with a parent at this time. OR c. the biological parents of the minor were never married to each other and , the custodial parent died has disappeared since , and the other parent has not been granted legal custody by court order. The proposed guardian is related to the minor within the fifth degree by marriage, blood, or adoption. *Also list persons who had principal care and custody of the minor during the 63 days before filing the petition. Petition for Appointment of Guardian of Minor Indian Child (Involuntary Guardianship) (5/21) Page 3 of 3 Case No. 7. A temporary guardian is necessary because . I REQUEST: 8. Name , whose address and telephone number are Address City/Township State Zip Telephone no. , be appointed guardian of the minor. 9. The court order the parent(s) to provide reasonable support for parenting time with contact with the minor. I declare under the penalties of perjury that this petition has been examined by me and that its contents are true to the best of my information, knowledge, and belief. Date Petitioner signature Date Petitioner signature Date Attorney signature 10. I am 14 years of age or older. I nominate Name as my guardian who lives at Address City State Zip . Date Signature of minor USE NOTE: If a parent is incarcerated and under the jurisdiction of the Michigan Department of Corrections, the petitioner must comply with MCR 2.004(B).

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