2019 Revised Code of Washington
Title 11 - Probate and Trust Law
Chapter 11.90 - Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act.
11.90.230 Special jurisdiction.

RCW 11.90.230 Special jurisdiction.

(1) A court of this state lacking jurisdiction under RCW 11.90.220 has special jurisdiction to do any of the following:

(a) In an emergency, process a petition under *RCW 11.88.090 for appointment of a guardian for a respondent who is physically present in this state, for a term not exceeding ninety days;

(b) Issue a protective order with respect to a respondent's real or tangible personal property located in this state if a petition for appointment of a guardian or a conservator for the respondent is pending or has been approved in another state;

(c) Appoint a guardian of the person or guardian of the estate 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 RCW 11.90.400.

(2) If a petition for the appointment of a guardian in an emergency is brought in this state 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.

[ 2009 c 81 § 10.]


*Reviser's note: Chapter 11.88 RCW was repealed in its entirety by 2019 c 437 § 801, effective January 1, 2021.

Effective date—2009 c 81: See note following RCW 11.90.010.

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