Emergency Guardianships And Conservatorships in Portland, Oregon
What is an “emergency” guardianship or an “emergency” conservatorship?
An “emergency” guardianship or an “emergency” conservatorship” (the correct terms are a “temporary guardianship” or a “temporary conservatorship”) differs from a “regular” guardianship or “regular” conservatorship (the correct terms are a “guardianship for an indefinite period” or a “conservatorship for an indefinite period”) in:
Temporary Guardianship (if granted) Guardianship for an Indef. Period (if granted) The duration of the guardian’s or conservator’s authority. By statute, up to 60 days Until the court terminates the guardianship/conservatorship How soon after a petition is filed is the court signs a judgment appointing a guardian or conservator? Typically, on the 3rd judicial day after service* Depending upon the county, about 4-5 weeks after service*The legal standard is required to appoint a guardian.A person is “incapacitated” and there is an immediate and serious danger to the life or health of the person is “incapacitated” plus there is no less restrictive alternatives scope of the guardian’s authority. May be appointed only for a specific purpose. The powers, duties, and limitations listed under ORS 125.315 - 125.320