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Guardianship

Guardianship

"Worrying is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but doesn't get you anywhere. "
- Anonymous

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Guardianship is the process by which a guardian is appointed in a limited or full capacity to care for and manage the affairs of a Ward.  Guardianship proceedings are governed by the Texas Estates Code and are heard in a county statutory Probate court. A ward can be a minor or adult who because of a physical or mental condition is substantially unable to provide food, clothing or shelter for themselves; care for their own physical health; or manage their own financial affairs. A court appointed guardianship is typically established because the ward is mentally incompetent or unable to communicate, and thereby incapable of managing his or her own affairs without assistance. A guardian can be appointed solely as guardian of the person, estate, or both.
 

At Legal Legacy Advisors, we believe Proposed Wards are best cared for by those they feel comfortable with and by someone who genuinely wants what's in their best interest. A stranger should NOT be appointed Guardian to manage your family's lives or assets. We are here to protect the Wards interests and help you gain guardianship over a loved one you deeply care about who cannot care for themselves. 

The process of becoming a legal guardian for a loved one is often filled with giant legal and emotional hurdles. It’s one of the most compassionate and selfless responsibilities you can take on, but the legal process doesn’t always make it as easy you’d like. Courts do not easily take away the legal agency of adults, even when they’re in dire need of help. You need a skilled guardianship attorney to guide you through the guardianship process to ensure the quickest and the best outcome for everyone involved in the process.

 

If a family member is experiencing major signs of memory loss, dementia, or Alzheimer's, seeking guardianship may be in their best interest. Let Legal Legacy Advisors help protect your family or loved one. Call us today to schedule a confidential consultation. 

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