Houston Guardianship Attorney Whitney L. Thompson publishes a new article (https://www.wthompsonlaw.com/obtaining-guardianship-of-an-adult-child-in-texas) explaining how to obtain guardianship of an adult child in Texas. The lawyer mentions that guardianship is a legal procedure in which the court gives a responsible party full or partial decision-making power on behalf of an incapable person.
“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 neighborhood is the guiding principle in creating both a guardianship of the person and a guardianship of the estate,” says the Houston guardianship attorney.
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 granted 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.
According to the estate planning attorney, “Once your attorney has filed your petition with the court, the judge will appoint an ad litem attorney. The ad litem attorney is an attorney whose job it 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 responsible for determining whether guardianship is necessary or whether other services might meet your child’s needs.
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 matters 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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