Houston guardianship attorney Whitney L. Thompson discusses guardianship of adult child in Texas


Houston Guardianship Attorney Whitney L. Thompson (https://www.wthompsonlaw.com/obtaining-guardianship-of-an-adult-child-in-texas/) publishes a new article explaining how to obtain guardianship of an adult child in Texas. The lawyer mentions that guardianship is a legal process in which the court gives a responsible party full or partial decision-making power on behalf of an incapable person.

According to the Houston guardianship attorney, “There are two types of guardianship in Texas: personal guardianship and estate guardianship. The guardian of the person must take care of the person under guardianship to the extent provided by law. The guardian of the person must act to protect and preserve the person of the ward while the guardian of property oversees the finances of the ward. The best interests of the ward are the guiding principle in creating both a guardianship of the person and a guardianship of the estate.

The lawyer explains that as children with disabilities approach adulthood, their parents are expected to take appropriate steps to ensure their future care. This preparation for the future may also mean that parents must nominate themselves or another trusted person as their child’s guardian.

Attorney Whitney L. Thompson adds that the parent or third party must file a petition with the probate court in which the neighborhood resides. The court will seek to keep the incapable person as an independent person, so it usually assigns guardians in specific areas of a ward’s life. It is important to consult a lawyer when applying for guardianship, especially if the person is asking for guardianship of their own child.

In the article, attorney Thompson adds that if the ward to be kept is an adult, guardianship is awarded in a specific order. First, the guardian appointed by the ward before their incapacity, second, their spouse, and finally, a guardian who is not related to the person, as determined by the court.

“Once your lawyer has filed your motion with the court, the judge will appoint a lawyer ad litem. The ad litem lawyer is a lawyer whose function is to represent your child in the guardianship process and to promote solutions that are in the best interests of the child. An ad litem lawyer is in charge of determining if guardianship is necessary or if other services could meet the needs of your child,” adds the lawyer.

Finally, the attorney stresses the importance of having an estate planning attorney when it comes to guardianship and estate planning matters. Having an experienced real estate attorney can help a person understand their rights and prepare for the future of loved ones.

About the Law Firm of Whitney Thompson, PLLC

Attorney Whitney Thompson is an experienced family law attorney who helps clients with family law issues such as divorce or legal separation. Attorney Thompson also handles guardianship, probate and estate planning matters. As an experienced divorce attorney, Attorney Thompson and her legal team have helped families run a smoother divorce process and plan their future more thoroughly. To schedule a consultation, call (281) 214-0173.

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