2020 Delaware Code
Title 12 - Decedents' Estates and Fiduciary Relations
Chapter 39A. Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act
§ 39A-202 Special jurisdiction.

Universal Citation: 12 DE Code § 39A-202. (2020)
§ 39A-202. Special jurisdiction.

(a) The Court lacking jurisdiction under § 39A-201 of this title has special jurisdiction to do any of the following:

(1) Appoint a guardian in an emergency pursuant to § 3901 of this title for a term not exceeding 30 days for a respondent who is physically present in this State;

(2) Issue a protective order with respect to real or tangible personal property located in this State;

(3) Appoint a guardian or conservator for a person who is incapacitated or a protected person for whom a provisional order to transfer the proceeding from another state has been issued under procedures similar to § 39A-301 of this title.

(b) If a petition for the appointment of a guardian in an emergency is brought in this State pursuant to § 3901 of this title and this State was not the respondent's home state on the date the petition was filed, the Court shall dismiss the proceeding at the request of the court of the home state, if any, whether dismissal is requested before or after the emergency appointment.

76 Del. Laws, c. 380, § 5;  78 Del. Laws, c. 179, § 127; 
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