Guardianship And Conservatorship Lawyer In Fort Worth

Some adults in our society need legal protection, whether it is due to becoming physically incapacitated or having a mental condition that prevents them from making financial or legal decisions. If your loved one is at risk and unable to help themselves, what can you do to protect them? A guardianship or conservatorship could be the answer, and an experienced attorney can help you identify your options.

At Sisemore Law Firm, P.C., in Fort Worth, Texas, we offer compassionate representation from knowledgeable attorneys. Our lawyers can help you determine whether your family member is a candidate for conservatorship or guardianship, and help you protect your rights as a guardian or conservator in the event of a legal challenge.

Appointing A Guardian

While guardianship can be sought for children, that is rare and typically only used when parents have died. A guardianship for an adult can be sought through the court system and, if granted, will allow a guardian to make important decisions for an adult who is physically or mentally incapacitated. This includes financial decisions, much like a power of attorney, and also includes the ability to make decisions regarding medical treatment.

Conservatorship

A conservatorship typically comes into play in situations where a child is left without his or her parents due to incarceration, military service or any other situation in which a parent is not around to care for and make decisions about their child. A conservator effectively has the same custody rights as a parent, including the right to make decisions about the child's education, religion and other aspects of their upbringing.

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To learn more about guardianship and conservatorship, contact us today to arrange your free, no-obligation consultation with our attorneys.