... Because he's the best man for the job. And because it worked out so well for Jamie Spears, what with him and his lawyer earning in the region of $100k a year. But, according to the below info, Michael doesn't want to look after Lindsay's money (because there isn't any?), he wants to look after her well being. When he's not off his head, leaping from apartment balconies to escape arrest for battery.
He's convinced his daughter has resumed abusing drink and drugs and after trying to stage an intervention on Friday (presumably with TMZ along for the ride) he is trying to go through the courts to get a conservator appointed to look after Lindsay.
Michael claims his daughter is hanging out with the wrong people, including her mother, Dina Lohan. Fair enough.
He is not requesting he be made conservator - an appointed person who has legal control over the subject - as he doesn't want to be in control of Lindsay's finances, so people can accuse him of going after her money. According to his 'go-to' website TMZ, Michael wants a judge to decide who to appoint conservator, but he says he will not accept Dina.
Michael has told his lawyer the first thing he plans once there is a conservatorship in place is to convince them to send Lindsay to rehab. He claims every time Lindsay has been to rehab "she went in dirty and didn't come out clean." Which is what every girl wants to hear from her father.
He also blames the people around Lindsay for helping to fuel her addictions, and believes he, Dina and Lindsay need to go for family therapy, which his ex-wife has refused in the past.
And here's where the curve ball got lopped; while many have accused Michael of interfering *waves*, his intervention on Friday had the full backing of Lindsay's legal team, including her lawyers and manager. Yes, she has a manager.
Michael's intervention failed as Lindsay phoned the police and he claimed she also kicked out her boyfriend Josh Chunn, who tried to reason with her. She is now reportedly seeking a restraining order against her father to stop him from interfering in her life.
No doubt Michael will keep TMZ updated for any further details.