2021 Michigan Compiled Laws
Chapter 722 - Children
Act 260 of 2008 - Guardianship Assistance Act (722.871 - 722.881)
Section 722.873 - Guardianship Assistance; Eligibility.
A child is eligible to receive guardianship assistance if the department determines that all of the following apply:
(a) The child has been removed from his or her home as a result of a judicial determination that allowing the child to remain in the home would be contrary to the child's welfare.
(b) The child has resided in the home of the prospective guardian for, at a minimum, 6 consecutive months.
(c) Reunification and placing the child for adoption are not appropriate permanency options.
(d) The child demonstrates a strong attachment to the prospective guardian and the guardian has a strong commitment to caring permanently for the child until the child reaches 18 years of age.
(e) If the child has reached 14 years of age, he or she has been consulted regarding the guardianship arrangement.
History: 2008, Act 260, Imd. Eff. Aug. 4, 2008 ;-- Am. 2009, Act 15, Imd. Eff. Apr. 9, 2009 ;-- Am. 2015, Act 227, Imd. Eff. Dec. 17, 2015