Texas

Guardianship

Legal Resources

  • Alternatives to Guardianship - LHT word

    In guardianship, the court transfers some or all of the health care and business decision making authority of an incompetent or mentally disabled person to the guardian. Sometimes, guardianship is not the right choice for a person's specific situation. Please read the publication at the following link to find out more about alternatives to guardianship in Texas. Content Detail

    By:
    Legal Hotline for Texans; Texas Legal Services Center
  • Guardianship Program

    Guardianship is a legal method used to protect a person's well-being when he or she cannot protect themselves. A guardian is a court-appointed person or entity that makes decisions on behalf of a person with diminished capacity. Chapter 13 of the Probate Code defines the purpose, laws and responsibilities of a guardian. Content Detail

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    Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services
  • Services Available Through Area Agencies on Aging

    The Texas Department on Aging (TDoA) has many ways of helping older adults, their families, and caregivers. With a single toll-free phone call (1-800- 252-9240) you can connect with the nearest of our 28 affiliated Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) statewide. Knowledgeable AAA employees will then help you obtain the assistance you need from our Aging Network or from other public and private organizations. Content Detail

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    Texas Department on Aging
  • Guardianship Program

    Guardianship is a legal process used to provide protection for adults who are incapacitated, as defined by the Texas Probate Code. Content Detail

    By:
    Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services
  • Local Guardianship and Money Management Programs in Texas word

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    By:
    Texas Health and Human Services Commission
  • Policy Regarding Self-Represented Applicants PDF

    Under Texas law, individuals applying for letters testamentary, letters of administration, determinations of heirship, and guardianships of the person or estate must be represented by a licensed attorney. Content Detail