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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 …

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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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