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Guardianship Lawyer in Dallas, TX

Skilled Handling of Guardianship Issues

Under some circumstances it is necessary to take over guardianship of a friend or loved one. Most people are familiar with the idea of applying for guardianship in order to raise children who are not their own and who are without parents, but sometimes it is necessary for a parent, sibling, or other relative who is not capable of making decisions concerning personal welfare.

If you find yourself in this situation, turn to a family law attorney from the Mathur Law Offices, P.C., for assistance. The legal team understands how difficult this decision can be and will navigate the complexities of applying for guardianship step-by-step.

When Is Guardianship Granted?

When an individual requests guardianship over someone, the court is essentially taking away that person's legal rights and giving it to the guardian because that individual is unable to care for their own physical/mental health and financial affairs.

Guardianship can be requested for:

  • Special needs individuals
  • Individuals who have been seriously disabled or incapacitated through accident or illness
  • Elderly family members who are incapacitated (such as those inflicted with Alzheimer's)
  • Minor children who are unable to care for themselves

In Texas, applications for guardianship are filed with the probate court, or any court which handles probate matters.

Process to Obtain Guardianship

To be appointed guardian of an adult, the process involves the following:

  • Application: Filing an application with the court. In the application you must include a doctor's evaluation and letter concerning the condition of the individual which makes guardianship necessary
  • Serving the ward (person you are requesting guardianship over) with the application. The court will appoint an attorney to represent and protect the individual's legal rights throughout the proceedings.
  • Court hearing: All parties and their attorneys will appear in court for a hearing. During the hearing, arguments will be heard on whether guardianship is necessary.
  • Judge's decision: After the hearing, the court will decide whether or not to grant guardianship.

Our firm's guardianship attorneys are fully familiar with the probate court system and have helped many families achieve peace of mind concerning the welfare of a family member by guiding them successfully through this process. Guardianship matters can be addressed knowledgeably for clients throughout the Dallas, Fort Worth, Denton, and Tyler areas.

Allow Our Experience to Benefit You

Obtaining guardianship over another individual is a complex matter. Each case is unique. A guardian must meet the courts' requirements, which includes posting a bond and taking an oath. The requirements for a guardian of the estate are much greater than for a guardian of the person.

Contact a Dallas family lawyer from our firm to learn more about guardianship.

What to Expect From Mathur Law Offices, P.C.

  • A legal team with a wide breadth of legal knowledge
  • An emphasis on making your needs our top priority
  • Personalized, unwavering commitment to you
  • A team with unmatched experience and versatility
  • Compassionate and genuine service

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