THE GUARDIANSHIP PROCESS
Losing a loved one is a difficult process, especially if they have a child or incapacitated person that needs to be cared for. In the state of Texas, there are certain procedures that must be followed in order for the court to grant certain people guardian rights. Whether it’s establishing guardianship of the estate and financial affairs or guardianship of a person unable to care for themselves, it’s crucial to have a lawyer involved in the process. Our guardianship attorneys in Houston care about your particular situation and are committed to helping you make the necessary decisions in your new normal.
TYPES OF GUARDIANSHIP
While transferring the guardian rights of one person to another could be compared to child custody cases, the specific legal process surrounding appointed a guardian is handled in probate court. There are two different types of guardianships that could occur after a loved one dies:
- Guardian of the person – someone appointed to make personal, medical, and welfare decisions for minor children or an incapacitated adult who cannot make decisions for themselves.
- Guardian of the estate – someone appointed to make financial decisions related to assets of minor children or an incapacitated adult who cannot make decisions for themselves.
While understanding the legal aspects of establishing a guardian can be challenging, having a guardianship lawyer is the first step in ensuring that your loved one’s estate is taken care of. If you live in The Woodlands area, the attorney team at De Ford Law Firm is ready and willing to help you understand the different guardianship laws.