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In Massachusetts, guardians must be appointed by the Probate and Family Court. A temporary guardian may be appointed if there's likelihood of immediate and substantial harm to the health, safety, or welfare of the person. You don't become a guardian automatically just because you're the parent of an incapacitated adult.
The court won't appoint anyone as a guardian who:
Anyone interested in the incapacitated person's well being can file a Petition for Guardianship.
A guardian may be appointed for:
A guardian may also be necessary in other circumstances, such as if: