Who is the petitioner in an emergency temporary guardianship (ETG) appointment?

The petitioner in an ETG or emergency temporary guardianship can be anybody over 18 years of age who’s not a convicted felon who has direct personal knowledge of the other person’s alleged incapacity. In other words, they know the reasons why the person is incapable of making rational decision for themselves and they can articulate that to the court and articulate why they should be given the authority to make those decisions.