Guardianship can usually be avoided with a properly drafted Medical Power of Attorney and a properly drafted Durable Power of Attorney but there are situations in which a guardian of the person is needed. Before filing the guardian application, be practical.
Benjamin Franklin famously said that there are two things in life which are inevitable: death and taxes. While we may not be able to avoid death and taxes, there is another dreaded state which we can avoid: guardianship. In this episode of Ask the Experts, we talk about some frequently asked questions surrounding guardianship.
No one can be involuntarily committed without a court hearing. Even then, the commitment must be limited in time. It is often a bridge to a guardianship. Read more for information on mental health commitments in Texas.
If no alternatives work, even with supports and services, it may be necessary for someone to be placed under a guardianship. In this article, we’ll explore the two different types of Guardianship: Guardianship of the Person and the Estate.