In MGL 208 Sec 15 states: "If during the pendency of an action for divorce the defendant is incapacitated by reason of mental illness, the court shall appoint a suitable guardian to appear and answer in like manner as a guardian for an infant defendant in any civil action may be appointed." This could mean anything. Are there "Standards" for GAL/Next Friends? Isn't it really just a ore-packaged Limited Guardianship subject to MUPC? Or is a court appointed Next Friend totally undefined, unaccountable, and "irremovable"? I tried to Terminate my Next Friend via Medical Certificate, and the Judge said he "couldn't". I asked him how I DO petition/motion to get my rights back, and he literally just Shrugged. Are Next Friends covered under the Bar's Rules of Conduct? Am I a "client"? Thanks.