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Guardianship of an Elderly Parent in Texas Law Firm in Houston, TX

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The Law Offices of Kennedy & Associates

5851 San Felipe Street
Suite 925
Houston, TX 77057-8024713-783-7444
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Guardianship of an Elderly Parent in Texas Overview

Guardianship Of An Elderly Parent In Greater Houston, Texas

If a parent or other loved one has become incapacitated without designating powers of attorney, it may be necessary to petition the court for guardianship. This is a complex and expensive process, and sometimes tense and confrontational if the person or family members object. The attorneys of The Law Offices of Kennedy & Associates provide experienced courtroom representation for contested guardianship or voluntary (uncontested) guardianship. Our Houston law firm has handled guardianship cases throughout Harris County.

A guardian is a proxy and advocate for a person who is found legally incompetent to manage his or her own affairs. Guardianship of the person provides authority of the person's health care and general welfare and safety, including decisions about medical care and placement in a nursing home. Guardianship of the estate is control and management of the person's bank accounts, investments, legal proceedings, and other business and financial matters. The court can appoint one person for both duties or separate guardians.

Guardianship proceedings require proof of mental incapacity or physical frailty. Sometimes a spouse or siblings may question the need for guardianship or challenge the appointment of a particular family member. Our lawyers are board-certified in probate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and have 30 years of combined experience. The Law Offices of Kennedy & Associates will help you intervene to protect your loved one, while handling guardianship proceedings with appropriate sensitivity and dignity. To arrange a complimentary and confidential consultation about guardianship of an elderly parent in Texas, call 713-893-1656.

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Areas of Practice

  • Guardianship
  • Elder Law
  • Probate & Estate Administration
The Law Offices of Kennedy & Associates Attorneys

The Law Offices of Kennedy & Associates Attorneys


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