Many people in Texas will encounter a person with a disability that makes it difficult or impossible for that individual to manage his/her personal and/or financial affairs. Common examples are young children, adults with special needs, or adults suffering from mental or physical decline. In order to help these individuals continue to enjoy a safe and comfortable life, it may be necessary to establish a guardianship to provide for that person’s needs.
Smith Rose Finley and our guardianship attorneys specialize in determining whether a guardianship is appropriate, establishing necessary guardianships and helping the guardian manage the guardianship. Our team is comprised of attorneys who specialize in different areas of law, making our firm uniquely situated to handle almost all matters which can affect a guardianship.
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According to the Office of the Texas Governor, there are three considerations a court will weigh when choosing or approving guardianship over a dependent individual. The same concepts are used whether you apply for guardianship voluntarily, or if you are naming a guardian.
Three questions to ask when assigning guardianship are:
It is important to realize that guardianships in Texas can be created in your own name. That is to say, you may use your estate plan to assign a guardianship for your care after you become incapacitated. As not everyone has adult dependents or young children, guardianships established for this reason are quite common. You should only choose a ward you trust to manage your business, estate, healthcare, finances, and other important matters in the event you become incapacitated.
No matter what your situation is and whether the facts show that a guardianship is warranted, you can count on our San Angelo guardianship attorneys and estate planning attorneys to consult with you and determine the best course of action. We pride ourselves on our ability to simplify complex legal topics to benefit our clients and better seek the resolutions they desire. To get 65+ years of collective legal experience by your side, call 325-653-6721 to schedule an appointment with our firm.