The Texas Guardianship Association defines the term Guardianship as "a legal process designed to protect vulnerable persons from abuse, neglect, and exploitation."
In order to better understand the basics of a guardianship, it is important to understand a few key terms. They are as follows:
Whether you believe a loved one needs the protection of a guardianship, or you are a proposed ward seeking to avoid a guardianship, we can help you. Together we will discuss the possibilities and challenges associated with setting up a guardianship. First, we will see if a guardianship is even appropriate. Instruments such as durable powers of attorney, medical powers of attorney, and/or a trust could alleviate the need for a guardianship action. Also, the person may not meet the legal standards for incapacity.