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You’ve Been Appointed a Guardian Over a Ward. Now What?

You’ve recently been granted guardianship over an elderly loved one – now what? Ideally, your Texas guardianship attorney has gone over your fiduciary duties toward your ward and explained the parameters of your duties. Texas has two types of guardianships, limited and full, and each one has different obligations and responsibilities. Responsibilities of a Limited …

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When Is Getting an Emergency Guardianship Appropriate?

As people age, they sometimes become unable to take care of themselves, whether through physical limitations, cognitive decline, or both. When this happens, loved ones may need to step in to help their elderly family member and protect them. This may require filing for emergency guardianship. What is an Emergency Guardianship? Texas guardianships legally designates …

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What Is The Difference Between Permanent And Temporary Guardianships In Texas?

If you care for a loved one as a guardian, questions about the relationship between a guardian and their ward or estate are likely at the forefront of your mind. Texas expects a lot from guardians, and a guardian has legal obligations to protect the interests of their ward or estate. We hope to answer …

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ABLE Accounts: For People With Disabilities In Texas

Many people with disabilities and special needs depend on programs like Social Security and Medicaid to provide income and health care. However, these benefits have an asset and income threshold, and people may lose their eligibility to receive the benefits unless they meet the financial requirements. The ABLE act was established to help eligible individuals …

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Using the Least Restrictive Alternatives to Avoid Guardianship

Creating a Texas guardianship is necessary to protect an individual who cannot care for or protect themself. This situation can occur when a person has a mental deficiency, sustains an injury following an accident, experiences memory loss due to old age, or has had a traumatic brain injury. When a guardian is needed, there are …

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What Is the Difference Between Disability and Incapacity in Relation to Guardianship?

The idea of disability and incapacity are often used interchangeably in the general public. In relation to guardianship, if an individual is disabled or incapacitated, it will help determine the best alternatives in setting up an appropriate guardianship for that individual. In a broad sense, these terms are useful to describe the challenges or limitations …

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Appointing an Agent: Powers of Attorney, Guardianships and Conservatorships

Estate planning on behalf of an incapacitated spouse, parent or sibling can be painful and confusing.  However, an individual’s capacities can change a lot over the years with illness and aging. When a loved one can no longer make sound decisions, it might be wise to have someone else (known as the agent) make the …

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