Guardianship in Georgia: Emergency Guardians

In situations or circumstances which pose an immediate danger to the ward or to the ward’s estate, an emergency guardian may be appointed by the Court. Emergency guardians may do only those things which may be reasonably necessary to protect the ward or his estate from the described danger, and the powers and duties of the emergency guardian are generally specified in the Court’s order. Unless an earlier termination date is set in the Court’s order or unless the proceeding is converted to permanent guardianship proceedings, the emergency guardianship terminates in 45 days from the date of the order.

SOURCE: Catoosa County Probate Court