Do you have an elderly parent who can no longer care for themselves? Is your special needs child an adult in the eyes of the law, but still incapable of making informed financial and medical decisions?
If this describes your situation, or you are confronted by a similar circumstance, you may wish to obtain a court-ordered guardianship. Guardianships allow an adult to take legal responsibility of a child or an adult who cannot make decisions for him or herself.
Contact the Law Office of Nancy H. Boler in Houston, Texas, to learn more. We provide skilled guidance in creating guardianships that protect the futures of our clients' loved ones and provide peace of mind for the future.
Skilled Harris County Guardianship Attorney
For all practical purposes, a court-ordered guardianship denies an incapacitated individual the power to make basic life decisions. This could include a child, teenager, elderly individual, or mentally or physically handicapped person. A person who uses poor judgment, or who commits acts contrary to community standards, does not necessarily require a guardian. Guardianships should be considered when a loved one is incapacitated and rendered unable to manage their own financial affairs or make informed medical choices.
The guardian (often a family member, grandparent or close family friend) will be granted legal authority to make such decisions, but usually must also provide a home and care for the person (or until a minor becomes of age).
Experienced Texas Power Of Attorney Advocate
Over 20 years of practicing law has exposed me to a variety of guardianship cases. I have advocated for the appointment of a guardian in situations involving:
- Elderly and incapacitated adults
- Special needs children over the age of 18
- Children being raised by individuals other than their biological parents
- Children with a severe mental illness
- Children who have received a personal injury award or settlement
The decision to pursue a guardianship cannot be made without careful consideration. A guardianship will fundamentally alter the way in which a ward (the person who needs the guardian) interacts with their environment. As your guardianship lawyer, I can help explain the changes and duties that a guardianship appointment will initiate.
Many parents include plans for a guardian as an integral component to an estate plan. By putting arrangements in place ahead of time that name a guardian for their children, parents enjoy the peace of mind that no matter what happens, their children will have a home and legal guardian that they have approved.
Experienced Legal Support From A Dedicated Texas Guardianship Lawyer
As an experienced Houston guardianship attorney, I am committed to counseling relatives and loved ones of individuals who are no longer able to care for themselves. I will listen to you with sympathy and understanding. I will educate you on your specific rights regarding the establishment of a guardianship.
In short, I will do everything I can to make the guardianship process manageable. Call today for a free initial consultation.
Want To Know More About Guardianships?
Do you need assistance in obtaining a guardianship? Contact the Law Office of Nancy H. Boler in Houston, Texas. I help my clients with even the most difficult family law situations. For a free initial consultation, call the Law Office of Nancy H. Boler at 832-539-4689 or contact my family law firm online using the form below. For your convenience, evening and weekend appointments are available by request.