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  • 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

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    Legal Hotline for Texans; Texas Legal Services Center
  • Area Agencies on Aging: A Place to Get Help

    The Texas Department on Aging 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 their 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. Click the link below for more information. Read More

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    Texas Department on Aging
  • 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
  • Free Legal Hotline for Older Texans

    This program offers free legal advice and legal resources to Texans over 60 years of age or who receive Medicare. Read More

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    Legal Hotline for Texans
  • Seniors and The Law

    Click the link for a great guide to a variety of different issues such as medicare, medicaid, handling elder abuse, and more. Read More

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    Texas Young Lawyers Association