How do you get temporary guardianship?

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I agree, it would be to your advantage to hire an elder lawyer with a lot of experience and success obtaining Temporary Guardianship for her/his clients. The majority of elder attorneys I know advertise they offer this service but are reluctant to take these cases which are often contested. Check with the local Bar Association for some referrals in this area. If you cannot afford a lawyer, you should be able to pick up the Guardianship legal forms or Verified Complaint (oath before notary) in the Surrogates office and fill them out as best you can. The alleged incapacitated individual must be examined by two different physicians not more than a month before filing the Complaint and easier to obtain following an emergency hospital visit or in a rehabilitation facility. Must be filed with Surrogates Court, along with a fee around $200.00, no later than 20 days before the return date. This process can drag on if contested but not if you have a reasonable Judge, who is not afraid to Judge. Strange as that may sound, I live in the only state where judges are politically appointed.
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Yes it trumps a POA. Guardianship is a court order.
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would a guardianship trump a POA with an un-involved sibling?
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Pam is correct. You'll need to work through an attorney. In our state, temporary guardianship is appointed between the time when the court initially begins action and when a final determination is made. There is a provision in the judge's final order that the incapacitated person can apply to the court should he or she regain enough capability to take back his or her decision making powers, so even a final guardianship determination could be "temporary" in that regard.

Applying to the court for guardianship in any fashion is pretty expensive.
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Call your attorney. There is paperwork to do for a petition to the court.
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