Houston Guardianship Law Attorney
Setting up a guardianship for a minor or an incapacitated adult is the legal process to protect any child under the age of 18 and adults who cannot care for or protect themselves from neglect, abuse, and exploitation. As the guardian of a minor, you provide care for the child and manage his or her money. As a guardian of an incapacitate adult, you make decisions for the adult since they cannot make them on their own. The Martin Law Firm has experience handling guardianship actions in Houston.
How do I become the Legal Guardian of a Minor in Texas?
The legal process starts with an Application for Appointment of Permanent Guardian. The application is filed in the county where the child lives. The Martin Law Firm assists with the proper completion of this application. The application must include:
- Identifying information about the minor
- Why the minor is in need of a guardian
- The relationship between the minor and the party seeking to be appointed guardian
- Has there been a legal conservatorship proceeding for this child in the prior two years
- Who are and where are the child’s parents
Not just anyone can be a guardian of a minor in Texas. There must be a hearing where evidence is presented to prove that the proposed guardian is fit to serve as a guardian. Approval is not automatic. Employing the Martin Law Firm to present the best evidence can make a big difference in the outcome.
How do I become the Legal Guardian of an Incapacitated Adult?
The Martin Law Firm can help set up a guardianship for the incapacitated in Texas. Clark Martin understands how difficult setting up a guardianship for an incapacitated adult can be for both parties. The individuals involved may not be certain of how the process works. There may be questions about the rights of the incapacitated and the responsibilities of the new guardian. The Martin Law Firm can help each party feel comfortable with the process.
As with becoming the guardian of a minor, there is a similar application process for becoming the guardian of an incapacitated adult. Evidence will need to be presented proving that the incapacitated adult is unable to care for themselves and make decisions for themselves. Additionally, the proposed guardian will have to present evidence demonstrating that they are fit to and have the resourced to care for someone else.
Hire an experienced Houston guardianship law attorney
The Martin Law Firm has helped many individuals set up guardianships for minor children and incapacitated adults. Clark Martin is knowledgeable of the guardianship laws and requirements and compassionate towards the individuals involved. Contact The Martin Law Firm today to discuss your guardianship needs.