Can Guardianship be used in the case of an emergency?
In most states, there is the mechanism for an emergency appointment of a guardian for a specific purpose. They are usually time-limited and not renewable without a full guardianship proceeding. There is usually a cursory hearing about the specific issue and a guardian's authority is only in the areas of the issue presented. Usually this is not a full finding of incapacity, and a full hearing on the guardianship must be scheduled or the emergency/temporary guardianship expires.

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1. What is a Guardian?
2. Who may have a Guardian appointed to manage his/her affairs?
3. How does one assess that a person may be in need of a Guardian?
4. What are the steps of the Guardianship process?
5. Can Guardianship be used in the case of an emergency?
6. Are Living Wills, Powers of Attorney, Surrogate Decision Makers other alternatives to Guardianship?
7. Who can act as a guardian?
8. What are the different types of guardianship available?
9. How long does the Guardianship process take?
10. Does guardianship ever end?