Conservatorship or Protective Order - Grand Traverse County Probate Court
Conservatorship for Adults
A conservatorship may be necessary when an individual is unable to manage his/her property and affairs effectively due to:
Chronic use of drugs
Detention by a foreign power
Physical illness or disability
The individual to be protected may also petition for a conservator if they are mentally competent but unable to manage his or her property and affairs efffectively due to age or physical infirmity.
A Protective Order is designed to be used when protection is needed in a particular transaction or situation, involving a single court appearance, and is sought when a conservatorship is not necessary.
When completing the Petition for Appointment of Conservator and/or Protective Order please refer to our instructions Conservator of an Adult Instructions page. For more information, please view the following documents: