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Making decisions regarding a guardianship in Texas

In a perfect world, all people would create estate planning documents that detail who will make medical and financial decisions on their behalf in the event that they become unable to make such decisions. However, even when a person does have such documents in place, they may be out of date or no longer applicable for a variety of reasons. As a result, families in Texas often find themselves seeking guardianship of a relative.

There are two different types of guardianships, and in each case, the person being served by the guardian is called the ward. A guardian of the person makes decisions regarding the ward's personal well-being. This includes deciding where the ward will live and making medical decisions.

A guardian of the estate manages the ward's finances, including real estate and income. In certain circumstances, the court may name a trustee to make such decisions. In some situations, there may not be anyone in the family who is willing or able to serve as a guardian. Regardless of the situation, the attorneys at Hayes & Wilson PLLC can help, including helping seek for an appropriate person to serve as a guardian.

Life often leaves people in Texas facing difficult decisions. If a loved one becomes seriously ill or injured, it may be necessary to seek legal measures such as a guardianship to ensure that appropriate decisions are made on behalf of the family member. While such conversations may be difficult to have, action may be necessary in order to ensure in a loved one's best interests are being met.

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