Guidance In Establishing Guardianship
At the Law Office of Michella K. Melton in McKinney, we are proud to help our clients through some of life’s most emotionally straining legal situations. Establishing legal guardianship for an incapacitated loved one is undoubtedly one of those difficult moments. We are devoted to helping clients throughout Collin County move through the process efficiently to minimize the stressful nature of the decisions they are facing.
Understanding The Guardianship Process
Guardianship is handled in probate court and dictated by the Texas Probate Code. It is a legal process used to provide protection for adults who are incapacitated. The code defines an incapacitated person as someone who, because of a mental or physical condition, meets one or more of the following criteria:
- Is substantially unable to provide themselves with food, clothing or shelter
- Cannot care for their own physical health
- Is unable to manage their personal finances
Individuals with certain medical conditions and developmental disabilities, including dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, may not be able to properly manage their finances or care for themselves on a day-to-day basis. In such situations, the court can appoint a guardian to make those decisions for that adult individual. Our experienced estate planning attorneys handle contested and uncontested guardianships.
Discuss Your Guardianship Matters With An Experienced Attorney
If someone you love suffers from a condition that has rendered them unable to take care of themselves appropriately, our legal team can guide you through establishing appropriate legal guardianship. Contact a member of our legal team at our McKinney office by calling 214-449-1900 or email us. We understand how sensitive these situations can be. Let us help you move toward resolution in your guardianship matters.