Q: Is a temporary guardianship form valid if it was signed without having a court hearing first ?
A: Except as otherwise provided by statute, if the sole parent or both parents of the minor have consented to the appointment of the temporary guardian, as evidenced by notarized written consents attached to the petition to be appointed the temporary guardian, the probate court must grant the petition without further notice or hearing and must issue letters of guardianship to the petitioner. O.C.G.A. § 29-2-6(a).
Also, except as otherwise provided by statute, if no parent who is entitled to notice files a timely objection to the petition, the court must grant the petition without further notice or hearing and must issue letters of guardianship to the petitioner.O.C.G.A. § 29-2-6(c).
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