Naming a legal guardian for your minor child or any loved one may be the most important decision you'll ever make.
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Naming a legal guardian for your special needs minor or loved may be one of the most important decisions of a lifetime. Weaver Firm Attorneys are here to help.
You want to chose a person who will care for your child or loved one if you can no longer take on this role. This situation may happen due to your death, a devastating illness, or debilitating injury.
You may also want to consider a Special Needs Trust to provide an enhanced life for your special needs child or loved one, and still maintain government benefits.
Frequently Asked Questions About Guardianship
A legal guardian assumes many of the responsibilities of a legal parent, including basic provisions such as food and housing. Below are some commonly asked questions:
What is guardianship in Texas and how does it work?
A guardianship provides court-supervised care for
A guardian is the person appointed by a court to be responsible for a "ward," the child or adult who cannot care for themselves and/or for the property of this person.
What can a Guardian do (or not do)?
Unless the guardian's duties are restricted by the court, the guardian of the person is entitled to the charge and control of the ward including--
I believe a family member needs a guardian. What should I do?
What is the priority for guardianship appointment?
If the court decides that a guardian is needed, Texas law provides a priority list for choosing the guardian.
Because of these priorities, it is important to consider designating persons to serve as guardian. This is especially important if someone needs to be disqualified from serving as guardian, especially if a non-relative is preferred.
If the ward is a minor, the following persons have priority in the following order:
If the ward is an adult, the following persons have priority in the following order:
If more than one person of the same priority wishes to be guardian, the court chooses the one who is best qualified to serve. In considering priority, it is important to note that the court has the authority to skip over a person higher on the priority list if the court finds that person to be ineligible.
What are the duties of the Guardian of the Estate?
How much does setting up a guardianship cost?
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Serving Denton County, Wise County, Tarrant County, and the surrounding area including Argyle, Lantana, Bartonville, Highland Village, Robson Ranch, Flower Mound, Lewisville, and Decatur.
Weaver Firm Attorneys
Travis Weaver, Attorney - Denton County
Sara Correa, Attorney - denton county
Bartonville Town Center
Rick WeaveR, Attorney - Wise County
Rhome, TX 76078 | 817-638-9016
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