You may need to seek a guardianship if your elderly parent or a loved person cannot manage their daily affairs due to the effects of aging, disease, or injury.
What is Guardianship in Texas?
A guardianship is a relationship established by a court between a person who needs assistance (a ward) and a person or entity appointed to help the person in need (a guardian). A court may appoint a guardian of the estate or a guardian of a person. A guardian of the estate controls the ward's finances and assets. A guardian of the person controls the ward's personal matters, including medical decisions.
Our clients typically seek a guardianship for various reasons, including:
- Ensuring a loved one receives the necessary medical care or is admitted to an assisted care facility.
- Stopping people from taking advantage of an elderly you love or to preventing elderly abuse.
- Preventing someone from misusing a power of attorney.
What is the Process for Establishing a Guardianship in El Paso Texas?
A person seeking a guardianship must file an application with a court to appoint a guardian. Once the application is filed, a hearing is held to learn the case's specific facts. A judge will decide whether to appoint a guardian. Establishing a guardianship could be a complex subject when disputed by the proposed ward or other interested parties. Reasons for disputing a guardianship could include the necessity of the guardianship or the choice of the guardian, among other reasons.
Why do I need a Texas Guardianship Attorney?
While the process can be complicated, it will ultimately give you and your family the ability to make the best possible decisions for an incapacitated loved one.
Our Guardianship Attorney at Karen Colon PLLC has extensive experience representing clients seeking guardianships and clients contesting a guardianship. We can help you with:
- Initiating or contesting applications for a guardianship.
- Representing you in trials related to guardianships.
- Representing and assisting you in carrying out your guardianship duties.
- Mediating disputes relating to guardianships.
- Initiating actions for breach of duty relating to misuse of powers of attorney.
- Serving as attorney ad litem, guardian ad litem, or temporary guardian, if appointed by the probate court judges.
- To avoid being involved in a guardianship process, we can draft powers of attorney and designations of a guardian.
Our Guardianship Lawyer's experience makes her uniquely qualified to represent you in these types of cases. We are always available to answer any questions you may have. To schedule an initial consultation, give us a call at (915) 444-5003, or contact us online.