Guardianship Program

Authored By: Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services

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.

Last Review and Update: Mar 08, 2006