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Guardianships & Conservatorships Archives

What does the guardian appointment process involve?

There are many different things individuals may wonder about when it comes to guardianships in Texas. One is what the process of getting a guardian appointed for an individual who is unable to manage their own affairs generally entails. Today's post will be a general overview of this process.

Bills aim to make changes to guardianship system in Texas

One of the aims of guardianships is to protect vulnerable individuals whose decision-making abilities have been impaired. Individuals with disabilities and elderly individuals are among the vulnerable individuals who are sometimes put under guardianships here in Texas. In some instances, a guardianship can be an invaluable tool in making sure a vulnerable individual's best interests are being looked out for.

There are useful alternatives to appointing a guardian

Appointing a guardian to make important decisions for a loved one can be a difficult process for many families in Texas. When a loved one is apparently disabled, the emotional toll on family members is often a concern. The rules and standards that apply in appointing a guardian can also be cumbersome.

What exactly is a guardianship? When is it necessary?

When learning about guardianship, the first thing to know about is proper terminology. Many people use the terms guardianship and conservatorship interchangeably, and in some states conservatorship is the proper term. Under Texas law, the correct term is guardianship

Guardianships: When a protective party needs to step in

In many instances, the wishes of a person regarding financial matters, end-of-life decisions and other important issues can be optimally carried out through an experienced estate planning attorney's assistance in establishing trusts, powers of attorney and other planning tools.

Mickey Rooney's conservator acts on long-time star's behalf

There are certainly instances when a person can no longer take sufficient care of his or her health, assets and/or income, and when estate planning tools such as powers of attorney, trusts and other tools do not exist to provide clarification and guidance. At such a time, a trusted third party might step in to act as guardian or conservator and help promote a ward's best interests.

Revised autism numbers highlight necessity of special needs planning

A government survey released last week revises relevant statistics relating to autism that have been routinely relied upon by public health experts, state and federal purveyors of health funds, school authorities and other interested groups.

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