Establishing and Administering a Guardianship
In essence, a guardianship is a court established and supervised administration of a minor or incapacitated person's well being. At the Cypert Law Firm, our lawyers can help you determine if a guardianship is necessary, and if so, guide you through the complex process of establishing a guardianship for a family member or friend.
There are generally two people involved in guardianship situations; the guardian, the person appointed by the court to care for the person and/or property of a minor or incapacitated person; and the ward, the person who is a minor or incapacitated. The following are some examples of persons who may need a guardianship:
Additionally, there are two types of guardians: guardian of the estate and guardian of the person. A guardian of the estate is a legal guardian for an individual who is unable to handle their own financial affairs. A guardian of the person is a legal guardian for an individual who is unable to make their own medical decisions or is unable to live independently. Depending on the proposed ward's needs and abilities, the court can appoint just the guardian of the estate or guardian of the person or both guardian of the estate and guardian of the person.
A guardianship is not always the answer, and in some cases other options may be available to avoid the considerable expense of establishing a guardianship. Contact the Cypert Law Firm attorneys today for a consultation. Additionally, an Austin estate planning lawyer at the Cypert Law Firm can help you avoid possible future guardianships through proper Estate Planning.
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