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

All cases also require a Civil Case Cover Sheet which can be found here.

***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.