The Court may grant an emergency order for temporary guardianship when the Petitioner can show that the proposed ward faces a substantial and immediate risk of financial loss or physical harm or needs immediate medical attention; and/or the proposed ward lacks capacity to respond to the risk of loss or harm or to obtain necessary medical attention.
Guardianship of the Person
A guardian of the person is responsible for the proper care, comfort and maintenance needs, including food, clothing, shelter, health care and establishing a place of abode for the ward.
Guardianship of the Estate
A guardian of the estate is responsible to protect, preserve, manage and dispose of the estate in the ward’s best interest.