Guardianship of Adults

Emergency Guardian and/or Conservator of Incapacitated Adult
In situation or circumstances that 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 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.

Guardians and/or Conservators of Incapacitated Adults
In Georgia, the Probate Courts may grant guardianship of the person and/or property of an adult resident of the state (or one located in this state) who, because of physical or mental illness or disability, detention by a foreign power, or other just cause, lacks sufficient understanding or capacity to make significant responsible decisions concerning his person (or is incapable of communicating those decisions) AND/OR is incapable of managing his estate or property which is likely to be wasted or dissipated unless proper management is provided.