A Guardianship is a legal proceeding monitored by a court with proper jurisdiction that is created to protect and supervise a person who has been determined to be incapacitated. Guardianships are usually needed when an elderly individual is no longer able to make proper financial and/or health care decisions for him or herself.
A guardianship can also be created when both parents of a minor pass away.
Guardianships are also sought when an incapacitated minor reaches the age of 18, so that the parents, or person who has been caring for the incapacitated minor, can continue to make financial and/or health care decisions for their loved one.
There are two basic types of guardianships in Texas: a Guardian of the Person and a Guardian of the Estate. A Guardian is the person who is appointed by the court to take care of a person and protect his or her interests. A Guardian of the Person is an appointed individual who makes personal, medical, and health care related decisions for the ward. A Guardian of the Estate is an appointed individual who makes financial decisions concerning the ward’s assets and who seeks to protect the ward’s assets. Depending on the facts and circumstances of each matter, a guardianship can be over the estate, the person, or both.
If you need assistance with a guardianship matter and need to set up a consultation, please call 281-967-7988.