In Texas, the processes involving guardianship can be difficult to understand. However, our experienced family law attorneys at the Voeller Law Firm can be a source of information and support during this challenging time. We have years of experience and know how to effectively navigate the legal system when it comes to guardianship cases in and around San Antonio.
What Is a Guardian?
A guardian is someone who has the legal right and responsibility to make decisions for someone. A child may need a legal guardian because their parents died, are incapacitated with illness or injury, or because the guardianship is in the best interest of the child. If you’re seeking to establish guardianship in San Antonio, we can help you through the process.
Types of Guardianships
There are two types of guardianships in the state of Texas.
- Guardian of the person: This person makes important decisions for the well-being of the ward, including those regarding medical care and treatment.
- Guardian of the estate: this type of guardianship is characterized by having decision-making authority over someone’s financial affairs.
Sometimes the same person is both kinds of guardian, but this isn’t always the case. Termination of parental rights isn’t needed to obtain guardianship, yet the guardian will get all the legal rights that a parent also has. This is handled in probate court in Texas.
Call to Schedule a Consultation with a Texas Probate Lawyer Today
To learn more about guardianship in Texas, call us at (210) 651-3851 to schedule a no-cost legal consultation with a probate lawyer at The Voeller Law Firm. We can answer any questions you may have about the types of guardianships and the laws set forth regarding each.