What rights does the respondent have in an emergency temporary guardianship (ETG) appointment?

The respondent has the right to contest the allegations that are made in the petition because the petitioner is seeking to take away certain rights of the respondent, like the right to make medical decisions or the right to control their finances. They have right to a hearing, which means there’s going to be a judge who’s going to determine if the allegations are true. They get a right to confront the witnesses that are making the allegations against them. They have a right to a lawyer, somebody to represent them, basically to give them due process of law because now somebody’s asking to take control of their life. So they have a right to respond and to challenge that and to contest it.

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