Guardianship is a court supervised probate proceeding involving appointment of an individual to care for a person, manage a person’s financial affairs, or both. There are two kinds of guardianship: guardianship of the person and guardianship of the estate. Because the appointment of a guardian involves the loss of the proposed ward’s (the person subject to the guardianship) ability to make substantial and important decisions about his or her life, Texas has strict requirements that must be met in order to create a guardianship. For example, Texas requires proof of incapacity and there must be no less restrictive alternatives to the guardianship. If you have questions about guardianship or would like more information about the guardianship process, contact BAJB.
Steps to Get Started:
- Contact us to make an appointment so we can learn more about your particular situation and the proposed ward. There is no charge for the initial consultation.
- If you would like to get started on the process before your appointment, review the form by clicking on the link below (requires Adobe Reader).
- Bring completed form or any gathered information to your appointment.