There are several reasons why you may need to be appointed a minor’s guardian. Some examples include:
- When a child’s biological parents are unable or unwilling to care for him or her, a grandparent, aunt, uncle or another adult may need to become the child’s guardian
- When a child reaches age 18 but is not able to make his or her own decisions, a parent or other person may need to be appointed as his or her guardian
- When a child accumulates significant assets, a parent or other person may need to be named guardian (conservator) of his or her estate.
At Kennedy & Jackson in Houston, Texas, our lawyers provide counsel and representation for guardianship proceedings in Greater Houston and Harris County, Texas. Both Thomas Kennedy and David Jackson are board-certified specialists in both probate law and estate planning.
WHAT IS A GUARDIAN?
A guardian is someone who has the legal authority to manage the personal care and/or financial affairs of another person. In some cases, the process can be simplified by estate planning. For example, a guardianship designation in a will or trust allows parents to name in advance who should become the guardian of their children in both parents die.
Our attorneys work to expedite guardianship proceedings when it is critical to intervene to protect a minor from physical or financial harm. We also advise guardians in their responsibilities.
CONTACT A GUARDIANSHIP OF MINORS ATTORNEY IN HOUSTON
To schedule an appointment with one of our guardianship lawyers, call 713-783-7444 or send us an email. Our law office is located in the Galleria area of Houston, with free on-site parking available next to our office building. We provide a complimentary and confidential consultation to all new potential clients.