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Turning 18/Special Needs Guardianships

DALLAS COUNTY GUARDIANSHIPS FOR ADULT CHILDREN

Is your special needs child turning 18 soon? Are you worried about what will happen when he or she legally becomes an adult? If your child is unable to care for himself or herself, a guardianship might be the answer to helping you continue to care, love and protect your child into the future.

At The Law Office of Laura Coorpender Ramirez, PLLC, we help parents and stepparents apply for guardianships of the person for adult children with special needs. At our firm, we understand how important your child is to you and we are dedicated to providing you with the personal attention you need in your case.

Contact our guardianship law firm for a free consultation at our office in Lake Dallas, Texas. We serve clients in Denton and Dallas counties.

GUARDIANSHIPS FOR ADULT CHILDREN — HELPING PARENTS IN TEXAS

If your child is turning 18 and needs a guardian, our firm can help you understand the guardianship process and requirements. In Texas, a guardian can be appointed when an adult is incapacitated. Incapacitated means that the adult is substantially unable to do at least one of the following because of a physical or mental condition:

  • Provide food, clothing or shelter for himself or herself
  • Care for his or her own physical health
  • Manage his or her own financial affairs

A child who has a developmental or physical disability, such as Down syndrome or autism, brain damage or a birth defect, may require a guardian. A guardianship gives you certain rights over their personal and financial affairs, and it can include setting up a special needs account to preserve assets without disqualifying your adult disabled child from Medicare or Social Security.

At our firm, we will work to appoint you as a guardian if your child doesn't have the capacity to make adult decisions such as decisions involving marriage, a contract, driving, voting or finances.

A medical evaluation by a physician is required to apply for guardianship. We can help you complete the guardianship application and work with your doctor to determine whether a guardianship is appropriate for your child.

IS YOUR CHILD TURNING 18? SPECIAL NEEDS GUARDIANSHIP ATTORNEY RAMIREZ CAN HELP.

If your disabled child is turning 18, special needs lawyer Laura Coorpender Ramirez can help you understand your options and walk you through the process for obtaining guardianship for adult children. Contact our guardianship law firm to learn more about our guardianship practice.

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Laura Coorpender Ramirez, PLLC

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Flower Mound, Texas 75028

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