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Actions Filed Under the Uniform Adult Guardianship & Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act

Learn how to transfer guardianship and conservatorship cases between states under the Uniform Adult Guardianship & Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act (UAGPPJA).

You can file under UAGPPJA if you're bringing a guardianship or conservatorship case into Massachusetts, sending a guardianship or conservatorship case from Massachusetts to another state, or registering another state's guardianship or conservatorship order in Massachusetts.

For guardianship cases that don’t need to be transferred, please see Guardianship of Minors or Guardianship & Conservatorship of Incapacitated Persons.

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