2018 Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes
Chapter 59 - Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction
Section 5914 - Special jurisdiction

Universal Citation: 20 PA Cons Stat § 5914 (2018)
§ 5914. Special jurisdiction.

(a) Scope.--Notwithstanding the requirements of section 5513 (relating to emergency guardian) as it relates to limiting the duration of an order appointing an emergency guardian of the person or estate, a court of this Commonwealth lacking jurisdiction under section 5913(1), (2) or (3) (relating to jurisdiction) has special jurisdiction to do any of the following:

(1) Appoint a guardian in an emergency for a term not exceeding 90 days for a respondent who is physically present in this Commonwealth.

(2) Issue a protective order with respect to real or tangible personal property located in this Commonwealth, including, in an emergency, a protective order for a term not exceeding 90 days.

(3) Appoint a guardian or conservator for an incapacitated or protected person for whom a provisional order to transfer the proceeding from another state has been issued under procedures similar to section 5921 (relating to transfer of guardianship or conservatorship to another state).

(b) Dismissal.--If a petition for the appointment of a guardian in an emergency is brought in this Commonwealth and this Commonwealth 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.

Cross References. Section 5914 is referred to in sections 5913, 5915, 5919 of this title.

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