Does the Parents Parental Rights need to be terminated in order to Allow a Guardianship?                                                                                                    

 No.  Many times, in Juvenile Court in a care and protection case, DCF or the Court will want a Termination in Parental Rights, but that does need to occur.  In Probate and Family Court, there is more often no Termination of Parental Rights, but Probate and Family Court can also seek Termination of Parental Rights at the same time of a Guardianship.  It depends on the circumstances but there does not need to be a Termination of Parental Rights for a Guardianship.