Mental Health Proceedings

Overview of Mental Health

The Monroe County Probate Court hears petitions for hospitalization for individuals alleged to be mentally ill and who are a significant danger to themselves or others. MCL § 330.1438. Hearings must be convened within 7 days of filing of a petition for hospitalization, excluding Sundays and holidays. MCL § 330.1452. Additionally, an attorney must be appointed to represent the individual, if he or she does not have his or her own attorney.

To obtain assistance in filing a petition for hospitalization, contact Monroe County Probate Court at 734-240-7353.

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