Helping You Help A Loved One
Texas law allows one person to act as guardian of another in the event the person being cared for is a minor child or an adult who is unable to care for him or herself. If you need legal guidance for guardianship proceedings in Texas, the Law Office of Lisabeth Mims is here for you. Dallas attorney Lisabeth Mims has more than 20 years of experience handling guardianship matters and other legal issues involving estate planning, probate and people with special needs.
The Responsibilities Of A Guardian
Courts take the role of guardian very seriously and demand that legal guardians fulfill their duties to the people they care for (their wards). In Texas, there are four types of guardianships:
- Guardian of the person: Responsible for looking after the health and well-being of the ward, including food, shelter, and medical treatment
- Guardian of the estate: Responsible for managing the property and financial affairs of the ward, always acting with the ward’s best interests in mind
- Guardian of the person and the estate: Takes on both financial and personal/health-related responsibilities
- Temporary or emergency guardianship: Appointed to ensure the well-being of the ward while the legal action is pending
If you are seeking guardianship over someone you care about, we can help you navigate the legal process so you can meet your responsibilities with confidence. If you wish to contest a guardianship you feel is not in your loved one’s best interests, we can help you explore your legal options. We are committed to giving our clients the legal advice and representation they need to provide for the happiness and well-being of those who are closest to them.
Contact Us For Knowledgeable Guardianship Law Advice
Attorney Lisabeth Mims is here to help you understand guardianship laws in Texas and how they apply in your unique situation. To arrange your initial consultation, please contact our Dallas law offices by telephone at 214-855-5160 or reach out to us online.