Emergency guardianship cases may be filed ONLY if a disability proceeding is pending. There must be a serious physical danger to one’s health or damage to or misuse of property if immediate action is not taken.

  • The filing fee for a petition for emergency guardianship is $75.50.
  • This process begins at the Kenton County Attorney’s Office located at 1840 Simon Kenton Way, Covington, Kentucky 41011.  Their phone number is 859-491-0600.
  • A hearing will be scheduled within 7 days.

Following are the Emergency Guardianship Forms:

AOC-747 Petition /Application for Emergency Appointment of Fiduciary
AOC-034 Personal Identifier Data Sheet

Information requested to complete emergency guardianship petition:

  • Respondents (person in need of guardianship) name and complete address, social security number, date of birth, and a statement from their licensed physician.

Confidentiality – All court records in disability proceedings are confidential except for the order of appointment.

  • Any person seeking to obtain confidential information contained in the court files or records may file a written motion stating why the information is needed.  The Circuit Clerk will maintain a log of individuals and entities granted access to the files or records by court order.

Additional forms in emergency guardianship cases
60 Day Inventory or Supplemental Inventory

***Reminder – Our office is prohibited from providing legal advice. You may contact the Northern Kentucky Bar Association (Lawyer Referral Service) @ (859781-1525 or Legal Aid of the Bluegrass (Civil Legal Assistance) @ (859) 431-8200, or contact a private attorney for further information.