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Why Is Guardianship Important?

DENTON COUNTY ATTORNEY Q&A: WHY IS A GUARDIANSHIP IMPORTANT?

When your child turns 18, you no longer have the legal authority to make decisions for your child with a disability unless you are appointed guardian of the person by a judge. At 18, your special needs child ceases to be legally considered a child and assumes control over his or her person, actions and decisions.

A guardianship is important at this time. It can allow you to protect a loved one who is unable to care for his or her physical or financial health. If you have a special needs child who is turning 18 or a loved one who needs care and guidance, a guardianship can help you care for that person.

At The Law Office of Laura Coorpender Ramirez, PLLC, we help individuals and families seeking guardianships. We can help you understand why guardianship is important and what it means to be a guardian. Denton County lawyer Laura Coorpender Ramirez will work with you to understand your goals for you and your loved one. Contact our guardianship law firm to discuss your guardianship concerns.

BENEFITS OF A GUARDIANSHIP

A guardianship of the person, unlike a guardianship over an estate, can help you look after your child who is no longer able to care for himself or herself, known as a "ward" in guardianship law.

At our firm, we will work with you to understand your situation. With your goals in mind, we will be able to petition the court for a guardianship tailored specifically to your family.

When creating a guardianship, we can lay out the rights and powers you will have and the rights your ward will retain, including:

  • Residential decisions
  • Financial decisions
  • Employment decisions
  • Medical decisions
  • Other decisions such as voting, marriage or driving

Above all, we will work with you to determine what is best for the ward. We understand that every family's situation is unique — we will help you find a solution that meets your family's needs.

SEEKING A GUARDIAN FOR INCAPACITATED ADULTS? CALL OUR LEWISVILLE LAWYER.

Call 972-539-2112 (metro) or contact our guardianship law firm online to set up a free, in-office consultation to discuss guardianships for incapacitated adults.

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