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A guardianship is most commonly necessary when an adult has become partially
or totally incapacitated and needs someone else to take care of their
important affairs—business, health decisions, estate management,
and so on. It is very important to obtain the guardianship as soon as
a disabled child becomes an adult or an adult becomes disabled. If you
are not the person’s legal guardian, you will not legally be able
to do simple tasks for them like selling their car or deciding where they
will live. A guardianship may also be necessary when a minor inherits
a large estate, such as life insurance proceeds.
Our attorneys can go over your plans for guardianship.
Schedule a case consultation by calling 888-570-7899.
The Guardianship Process
- The guardianship process involves filing an application with the Court
asking that one person, usually the person filing out the application,
be appointed as guardian of another person, the proposed ward, and/or
of the proposed ward’s estate.
- An attorney will then be appointed to represent the proposed ward. That
attorney, along with the probate court investigator, will conduct a thorough
review to make sure a guardianship is necessary.
- One of the probate court’s primary concerns is that the guardianship
be established in the least restrictive way possible. For example, if
an elderly person is unable to handle complicated matters concerning their
health care, but is still very keen on political issues and is able to
take care of their residence and other matters, then the guardianship
would be set up so that the guardian has the power to make health care
decisions, but the ward retains the right to vote, to establish their
residence, and to take care of other things as they are able.
Our Guardianship Practice in Collin & Denton County
With the presence of the Denton State School and several senior communities,
Denton County has one of the highest per capita rates for guardianship
cases in Texas. Our Statutory Probate Court strictly enforces the requirements
of the Texas Probate Code that guardianships be tailored in the least
restrictive manner possible. Hiring a
Denton or Collin County attorney who is familiar with the specific requirements of the Denton County Statutory
Probate Court, is a good first step in obtaining the guardianship you
need to help your loved ones in his or her time of need.
Our staff collectively has had nearly 20 years of guardianship experience
in Denton County, and we are well versed and acquainted with the probate
court staff and their requirements and preferences for creating viable
guardianships. Not only have we represented potential guardians for these
cases, but we’ve also been appointed by the probate court to represent
proposed wards on numerous occasions. We have seen how it works on both
sides, so we can conclusively say that we are quite familiar with the
ins and outs of handling guardianship cases.
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