TEXAS GUARDIANSHIP LAW – WHAT IS GUARDIANSHIP
Guardianship is the legal proceeding necessary when someone cannot act for themselves. It is most commonly needed when: An elderly parent is no longer able to make medical or financial decisions for themselves, disabled child becomes an adult, or minors are given assets (life insurance or inheritance). Click here to find the information you need to send to our office to begin the Guardianship Process.
Establishing a guardianship
If your relative is not capable of handling his or her affairs, you may need a guardianship.
Contesting a guardianship
If you have received notice of a guardianship of a relative and you oppose the appointment, you need legal representation.
ADMINISTERING A GUARDIANSHIP
If you have a guardianship ongoing, regular reports and accountings are required. If you need help with these reports and accountings, we can be of service.
What is Conservatorship and how is it different?:
Conservatorship concerns the care and control of a minor’s personal decision-making including health care. Conservatorship is usually established in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship (a “SAPCR”) filed in family court. Pyke & Associates does not handle conservatorship or SAPCR’s. Guardianship can be similar. A Guardian of the Person has rights like a conservator. But, a conservator never is authorized to handle a child’s money. Only a Guardian of the Estate can handle a child’s money. Even a parent has no legal authority over their own child’s money.