A parent falling ill is a devastating experience for any child, even adult children. There can be a host of unexpected issues and obstacles that arise, particularly if a parent’s condition renders them unable to make decisions or take care of themselves.
In these situations, an adult child could be named as their parent’s guardian or committee. This can be uncomfortable, as children typically are used to having things the other way around. If you find yourself in this situation, it can be helpful to understand what to do and what not to do if the courts appoint you as committee.