Here in Texas Guardianship can be used in several ways to allow a person to make personal decisions on behalf of another person. Decisions on medical treatment, travel, where to live, divorce, and other non-financial rights.
There are four types of Guardianship here in Texas and the family law attorneys of Blizzard and Zimmerman stand ready to help.
- Guardian of the Person (full or limited)
- Guardian of the Estate (full or limited)
- Guardian of the Person and the Estate
- Temporary Guardianship
What Is Adult Guardianship?
Adult guardianship is an arrangement that is established by a court between two people (typically) — a guardian and a ward. The ward is an adult who needs help managing their personal or financial affairs. A court-appointed guardianship is usually established because the ward is mentally incompetent or unable to communicate, and not capable of managing their own affairs without assistance.
What about Guardianship of a Child?
If you are a grandparent, aunt, uncle, or another concerned relative or have a relationship with a child in Texas, you may have pondered how you could become a more permanent part of that child’s life. For example grandparents who want to become guardians of their grandchildren. These types of cases happen for a variety of reasons, with many dealing with drug and criminal charges against a child’s parents and the grandparent’s concerns for the kids.
The duties and powers and duties on which of the four types of guardianships has been established under Texas guardianship law .
Who can’t be a Guardian under Texas Law?
- A person under the age of 18
- A person who is incapacitated themselves
- A person who is indebted to the ward
- A person who is involved in a property dispute with the ward or involved in a contract dispute with the ward
- Persons convicted of certain types of crimes, such as sex offenses
- Someone who the court finds otherwise unsuitable
Texas courts have considerable discretion in accepting or rejecting guardianship applications.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our family law attorneys to review your Guardianship options.
Our years of experience with Family Law and our courtroom experience will prove helpful during this time. Get in touch with us today to see how we can assist you.