Providing Care for Loved Ones in Need

Guardianship is a legal process that provides protection and a plan for individuals who are deemed to be incapacitated or otherwise unable to make vital decisions for themselves. The court-approved process of appointing a guardian requires careful consideration to ensure the right person is put in charge of filling important decision-making and self-care gaps in the individual’s life.

Texas recognizes two types of guardianships: a guardian of the person and a guardian of the estate. A guardian of the person handles important personal matters while a guardian of the estate manages the property and the estate. In some cases, a guardian will be appointed to fulfill both.

The court decides just how much power an appointed guardian is able to exercise throughout the execution of the role. This can include but is not necessarily limited to:

  • Managing financial matters
  • Managing medical matters
  • Deciding where the individual lives
  • Deciding who the individual lives with
  • Resolving legal cases
  • Entering into contracts on the individual’s behalf
  • Providing transportation
  • Providing food

These are just a handful of the many duties that may be expected of a guardian appointed to manage and maintain the life of another. Guardianship is an extremely serious and important role to take on and is not meant for anyone who does not have the capacity or capability to take this role on.

This process is not to be taken for granted. At Erinakes Law, I will help you make the right decision on appointing guardianship for a loved one and walk you through the process so you have peace of mind.