When a judge appoints someone as a guardian it means the state is taking away the decision making rights of one person (the “ward”) and giving them to another person (the “guardian”). The court does not do this lightly.
There is a process in place to determine whether guardianship is needed and whether the person seeking to become a guardian is fit to take on that role. All of the parties in a guardianship case are required to have legal representation.
Our Frisco guardianship lawyers represent people seeking to become guardians to an adult or a child. We have extensive experience in guardianship matters.
We are equally prepared to represent family members contesting the fitness of someone seeking to become a guardian for another family member, as well as adults contesting the need for guardianship.
Texas courts do not allow you to challenge a Will just because you believe it is unfair or not what you were promised.
Often times, the appointment of a guardian is just an administrative procedure. That said, legal disputes can and do arise in the process of seeking guardianship and even after guardianship has been established.
One of the more common guardianship disputes is disagreement among adult children over who will be appointed guardian of a parent suffering mental decline. The concern may be with the fitness of the person asking to become the guardian, or it may arise out of concerns that the person will mis-spend or steal money or in some other manner fail to fulfill their fiduciary duty. We handle estate litigation in such cases.
The other guardianship disagreement comes from a proposed ward who does not wish to lose his or her rights.
Discuss your concern with a highly experienced guardianship attorney at Albin Oldner Law, PLLC. We can represent any party in a guardianship dispute. We serve clients in McKinney, Celina, Allen, and communities throughout Denton County.