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Emergency Guardianships

There are various events that can cause the need for an emergency guardianship. Incapacitated Adults, car accidents, death, and legal proceedings can all cause an immediate need.  With Emergency Guardianships, there is no time to delay or work with an attorney that is not skilled in this specialized area of law.  Dana Ashford has worked with countless families to help them through emergency proceedings.

Some events that can cause the need for emergency guardianship are as follows:

  • Unknown heirs
  • Structured Settlements
  • Incapacitation of an heir
  • Numerous health issues can cause immediate needs
  • Court Proceedings

The term Emergency Guardianship is commonly used to describe a request to a court that a Guardian be appointed on an expedited basis.

As with a non emergency Guardianship, the emergency petition must show that the Respondent is incapacitated. Someone is incapacitated when their ability to receive and evaluate information effectively or to communicate decisions is impaired to such an extent that they lack the capacity to meet the essential requirements for their health and safety. The Petition must also allege that there is an immediate and serious danger to the life or health of the respondent and that their welfare requires immediate action.

Someone is incapacitated when their ability to receive and evaluate information effectively or to communicate decisions is impaired to such an extent that they lack the capacity to meet the essential requirements for their health and safety.

If you are in need of assistance with an Emergency Guardianship matter contact attorney Dana Ashford today.

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