It can be extremely hard to watch the health of someone you care about decline to a point at which even the basic functions of life become difficult. It might be your elderly grandparent or parent, or it may be a relative with special needs. In any of these types of situations, you might feel powerless to help. However, by getting an order of guardianship, you may be able to accomplish quite a bit on behalf of an incapacitated loved one.
In Texas, it is possible to get an order of guardianship to make decisions on behalf of someone who is unable to do so for themselves. If the person in question has not made proper estate planning arrangements – such as executing a power of attorney document – you will likely need to go to court to demonstrate why the individual in question is no longer able to make decisions on their own, and why you should be appointed in the guardianship role.
In some cases, the guardianship process might become contentious or emotionally charged. After all, sometimes family members simply don’t agree on issues that are this important. In any guardianship situation, it is important to have an advocate by your side who understands the process and your own unique family dynamics.
At our law firm, we understand the emotions that can be associated with applying for guardianship of someone you care about who is incapacitated. We work with our clients to attempt to make the process as smooth as possible. For more information about how we try to help Texas residents who are in this type of situation, please visit the guardianship overview section of our law firm’s website.