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Often family members and other loved ones reach a point where they can no longer make decisions on their own, whether due to age, illness or disabilitiy.  As they require the assistance of another person, guardianships provide family members the ability to make the important decisions and actions on their behalf.

Before you reach a point where you are no longer able to make decisions for yourself, you may want to choose a guardian to provide the financial support and personal care you require.  There are two types of guardians in the State of Texas – Guardian of the Person and Guardian of the Estate.

Guardians of the Person are appointed to make decisions related to the well being and care of a person, with responsibilities that include:

Making medical decisions

Arranging medical care for the ward

Providing for the care, supervision and protection of the ward

Arranging for the placement of the ward in long-term facilities or hospitals

Guardian of the Estate are appointed to make decisions related to the ward’s finances.  The Guardian of the Estate responsibilities include:

Taking possession of the ward’s assets

Enforcing legal obligations owed to the ward

Defending the ward in legal actions

Making decisions related to the management and investment of assets

Collecting rents, claims and debts owed to the ward

If you have questions about Guardianships in Texas, please contact our office.

To schedule a free consultation, call 817-487-3133

Jackson-Michael Law